Gutti Koyas' attack: Khammam forest ranger succumbs to injuries
Srinivasa Rao was attacked with knives allegedly by members of the Gutti Koya tribe between Bendalapadu and Yerrabodu villages
KHAMMAM: In a tragic turn of events, Khammam Forest Ranger Srinivasa Rao, who was seriously injured in an attack by migrant tribals (valasa adivasilu), succumbed to injuries on Tuesday. The end came for him at the KHIMS Hospitals in Khammam, where he was admitted for treatment.
Srinivasa Rao was attacked with knives allegedly by members of the Gutti Koya tribe between Bendalapadu and Yerrabodu villages in Chandrugonda mandal of Khammam district. The tribesmen, who are into 'podu' cultivation, reportedly stabbed the forest officer brutally when he tried to stop them from removing saplings planted by the forest department.
With grievous stab injuries, the forest official was admitted to KHIMS Hospitals. He succumbed to his injuries later.
KCR serious, announces Rs 50-lakh ex-gratia
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Tuesday expressed his shock and grief over the killing of Khammam Forest Range Officer Srinivasa Rao.
KCR warned that attacks on government servants would not be tolerated and ordered Director General of Police Mahender Reddy to take stringent action against the culprits. On the other hand, the Chief Minister announced Rs 50 lakhs as ex-gratia to Srinivasa Rao's family besides a state government job to a family member.
The Chief Minister also directed the officials concerned to perform the last rites of the slain forest range officer with state honours.