Abdullapurmet: Tahsildar burned alive in his office on land

HYDERABAD: In a horrible attack by a farmer, a woman was inside her chamber in the Abdullapurmet area outside the city on Monday for a land dispute.



(37) He was in his office when the tenant farmer-real estate entrepreneur, identified as Kurra Suresh (37) entered his room after lunch with a can of gasoline.

Local authorities said that shortly after Suresh poured gasoline over Vijaya and set it on fire with a lighter, the large volume of gasoline caused an explosion in the air conditioning duct and the flames engulfed Suresh and two other people, including the driver from Vijaya.

When Vijaya ran out of his room and fell outside, squealing and writhing in pain, Suresh managed to run away with the flames covering his body as well. He was followed by Vijaya's driver, Gurunatham, and a visitor who also caught fire in his attempt to stop Suresh.

“I saw fire and a woman leaving the office on fire. I hurried to the cellar and brought a carpet to put out the flames. I had no idea that the victim was the tahsildar, ”said B Mahesh, the Mandal revenue inspector to TOI.

After the incident, there was a widespread condemnation and large protests by the locals. Income employees boycotted homework and held protest rallies in several districts. Associations of income employees demanded justice from the Vijaya family and an energetic action against the guilty Suresh, who is in custody.

The Rachakonda police commissioner, Mahesh Bhagwat, said the defendant Suresh and his brother have seven acres in the village of Bocharam under survey No. 92.96, which was caught in a legal tangle. He said the clear motive behind this has not yet been determined, but that the murder was related to the suspicion of land disputes.

There are some problems related to the Lease Law and the matter has also reached the superior court, Bhagwat said.

A case was filed against Suresh under Section 302 of the IPC (murder) and 307 (attempted murder).

Suresh's anguished father said he had a very bad temper and that he had extreme behaviors. “He used to hit his wife, but we are surprised to know that he attacked the tahsildar. We also have no idea, ”said his uncle Durgaiah.

Local residents took the trio to a hospital where they are considered critical of burn injuries ranging from 45% to 85%.

Suresh is currently under treatment at the General Hospital of Osmania and Gurunatham, which suffered 85% burns, and Chandraiah, the visitor, has been admitted to DRDO Apollo Hospitals .

Vijaya is survived by her husband and two children. Rachakonda police said that Vijaya was the first tahsildar of Abdullapurmet mandal.

In condemning the incident, the Minister of Education, Sabitha Indra Reddy, said that if people have complaints against the officers, then they should take it to the authorities and not resort to such extreme actions.

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