28-yr-old woman kills self after YSRCP-TDP post-poll clash in Andhra

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28-yr-old woman kills self after YSRCP-TDP post-poll clash in Andhra

A woman, who was reportedly a worker of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, killed herself, after an alleged attack by a group belonging to the ruling YSRCP on Tuesday. The incident occurred in Rudramambapuram village in Chinnaganjam mandal of Prakasam district.

While the TDP claimed that 28-year-old B Padma was injured in an alleged attack by YSRCP workers on her house, the police said that she was upset over an incident during the clash, when an attacker slapped her. The incident is suspected to be a sequel to a clash between the two groups in the recent elections.

The incident led to tension in the village. Senior officials visited the village to review the situation.

Parts of the state have been witnessing post-poll clashes between YSRCP and TDP workers for more than a month. Simultaneous elections to state Assembly and Lok Sabha were held on April 11 while the results were declared on May 23.

Even the day of the elections witnessed as many as 25 incidents of violence, which marred polling. A worker from the TDP and another of the YSRCP were killed in violence in Anantapur and Chitoor districts, while more than a dozen others including senior TDP leader and former Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao were injured in clashes at various places.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police Gautam Sawang asked police force to be alert in view of the current post-poll clashes and upcoming local body elections.

"We still have simmering issues emerging but we anticipate them not to be organized but localized. We will very soon contain them but as long exist they will cause disturbances in society," the police chief told the police officers during the conference of district collectors in the presence of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday.

 

IANS inputs