Telugu Desam Party leader and president of ward number 34 Chinnapati Appalanaidu (31) was allegedly murdered on Saturday night, near the 80-feet road in Akkayyapalem.
The incident occurred at about 9.30 p.m. when the victim got down from his motorbike and was parking it by the side of the road. He was hit from behind repeatedly with a hard blunt object. The involvement of two or more persons in the assault is suspected.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (East sub-division) D.N. Mahesh, he was immediately shifted to a private hospital in bleeding condition where he succumbed to his injury with in a few minutes.
The police suspect it to be a political murder and there could be an involvement of an ex-TDP corporator in the incident. Financial dispute is another angle that is being probed by the police. “We are investigating all possible angles,” said Mr. Mahesh.
According to sources, the victim was an aspirant for the next corporation election from ward number 34.
Human Resource Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao visited the bereaved family and offered condolences.