Saturday, August 16, 2003

Dalit woman attacked at fete

ANANTAPUR AUG. 15. Differences between supporters of the TDP and the CPI over the election to the chairmanship of school education committee of Mellakunta village in Kambaduru mandal of the district, which was conducted last month, resulted in the alleged attack on the SEC chairperson, Laxmidevi, a Dalit, by the former today.

According to the information reaching here, the TDP supporters attacked Laxmidevi and 20 of her supporters when she went to the primary school to hoist the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day. The election was a controversial one as the TDP-backed candidate was defeated. The election result was announced recently.

The TDP supporters were also alleged to have tried to disrobe the SEC chairperson.

They attacked her supporters when they went to the rescue of Laxmidevi.

Source: The Hindu, August 16, 2003

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