HYDERABAD: Vijaya Reddy, a female Tehsildar abducted in Abdullapurmet on Monday, was allegedly burned to death by a man, her private driver Gurunatham who tried to saving her succumbed to injuries in DRDO Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday morning. He is survived by his 8month pregnant wife and two- and-half- year old son.
His personal driver Gurunatham was a lorry driver, before 6 years ago he was started working as Vijaya Reddy’s personal driver.
Police and revenue officials said that according to preliminary information, he had some ground dispute and contacted the tehsildar on the matter. The attacker was also burned in the attack and fell after running for some distance from the office to escape, said Mahesh M Bhagwat, Rachakonda Police Commissioner. He was detained and hospitalized in critical condition.
The shocking incident sparked protests by Telangana Department of Revenue employees, who say they fear their lives on such land issues.
Another issue that has come up is the issue of Revenue staff safety because these offices do not have security measures or CC cameras. The surprising thing was that when the incident happened, there was no fire protection device in the office.