Hyderabad: After the brutal attack on forest range officer C Anitha while on duty, working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi KT Rama Rao condemned the incident and warned no one is above law.
“I strongly condemn the atrocious behaviour of Koneru Krishna who attacked a forest officer who was doing her job. He has been arrested and a case booked already; no one is above law of the land,” he tweeted.
Zilla Parishad Vice Chairman K. Krishna Rao and his followers including farmers rained blows with sticks on Forest Range Officer (FRO) C. Anita standing on a tractor.
The incident occurred in Sarsala village in Kagaznagar ‘mandal’ (block) when a group of Forest Department personnel reached there to make preparations for ‘Haritaharam’, a plantation programme of the state government.
When the Forest officials reached the village in a tractor to begin their work to level the ground, Rao and his followers tried to stop them. Rao also had an argument with the officials. Even as Anita was explaining that they were following the instructions of the government, she was attacked with sticks. The FRO suffered bleeding injuries before other officers and police could intervene.
She was later rushed to a hospital.
Meanwhile, Krishna Rao, who is the brother of local TRS MLA K. Konappa, resigned as ZP Vice-chairman.
K. Krishna Rao and his followers were booked for attempt to murder, damaging vehicle and for preventing a government official from discharging her duty.