Guntur district Superintendent of Police Vishal Guni introduced the arrests of the accused on Friday.
The 42-yr-outdated chief of the opposition occasion was brutally hacked to demise by a gaggle of assailants in full public view in the Gundlapadu village in Veldurthi mandal on Thursday.
The TDP chief was using a two-wheeler when he was waylaid by the assailants, who attacked him with knives, sticks and stones. The incident between 7 a.m. and seven.30 a.m.and the TDP chief died on the spot.
The SP mentioned a case was registered on a criticism lodged by the sufferer’s son. Police had gathered clues from the spot and fashioned 4 groups to trace down the culprits.
Within 24 hours of the incident, police arrested eight accused. According to SP, the principle accused is Chinta Shivaramaia. The different accused are E. Kotaiah, S. Raghurama Rao, S. Ramakoteswara Rao, Chinta Srinivas Rao, Thota Anjaneyulu, Thota Shivanarayana and Chinta Adinarayana.
The predominant accused is a mandal stage public consultant and reportedly belongs to the ruling YSR Congress Party.
According to police, there was a dispute between (*8*) and Chandraiah over laying of cement street. The investigations additionally revealed that earlier than Thursday’s incident, (*8*) had gone to a operate the place some villagers instructed him that Chandraiah was hatching a plot to murder him.
(*8*) took assist of seven others and murdered Chandraiah earlier than the latter may execute his alleged plan. According to police, all of the accused belong to the identical caste.
The murder had triggered stress in the village on Thursday. TDP president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had visited the village and took part in the slain leader’s funeral.
Naidu had known as it a political murder. He alleged that below the anarchic rule of YSRCP a number of TDP functionaries misplaced their lives. He mentioned YSRCP was resorting to killing the TDP leaders and employees who had been elevating their voice in opposition to the misrule. He mentioned in the Palnadu area of Guntur district alone tens of TDP leaders and employees had been killed.