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High-level probe sought into the murder of physically challenged woman: Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu
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TDP national president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu 

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TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu wonders why the post-mortem was not conducted till Saturday evening when unidentified miscreants killed and burnt the woman on Friday itself

Amaravati: TDP national president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has expressed deep shock over the ghastly incident in Ongole in which a physically challenged girl was burnt to death under suspicious circumstances.

Naidu demanded a high-level probe to find out whether the hapless ward volunteer was murdered or raped and then murdered. Suspicions were rising as post-mortem was not conducted till Saturday evening though she was burnt alive at 8.30 pm on Friday itself.

In a statement here, the TDP chief demanded that the government explain why there was a delay of over 20 hours in conducting post-mortem. The parents had to wait for 20 hours at the hospital to receive the girl's body. A detailed probe should be held and stringent punishment should be given to those responsible for the brutal death.

Naidu said that till now there was no safety to the lives of Dalits, tribals, BCs and Muslim Minorities in the State, but now on, even the disabled girls and women were falling victims.

All corners of the State were witnessing suspicious deaths, murders, rape and murder cases and such atrocities. The ghastly incidents were only on the rise for the past 19 months under the Jagan Reddy regime.

The TDP chief said that Om Pratap's death was suspicious but the government did not disclose his call list despite demand from the Opposition leaders. Dalit youth Domathoti Vikram was brutally murdered in Gurazala in Guntur district. Even his call list was not revealed to the public. Now, a physically challenged giri was burnt alive in Ongole in Prakasam district. The investigating officials should disclose her call list at least in order to bring out the facts.

Naidu said that if such atrocities were dealt with a firm hand in the beginning itself, they would not have repeated like this again and again. The law and order would not have deteriorated to such an extent. It was a sheer failure on the part of the State government for not gathering evidence to catch the culprits. The YSRCP regime's negligence was posing a severe threat to the ives of people all over the State.

Naidu termed it as painful to see that women were not able to move out in public with safety and security. The State had seen how a Dalit minor girl was gang-raped in Rajahmundry. Atrocities were committed in Udayagiri and Chandragiri.

Hundreds of atrocities were committed on women alone in the past 18 months under the present regime. These incidents reflect the prevailing terrifying and horrifying atmosphere in the State.

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