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‘Hindi-speakers’ attacked in AP district

Posted by on August 6, 2011 0 Comment

People from the northern states working in various private companies here are being frequently attacked.

In a fresh case, Mr R.P. Singh, the head of the department (mines) of the S.K. Sarawagi Company, was attacked by the locals near Kothavalasa in Vizianagaram district on July 30.

Incidentally, the locals were led by the ZTPC member, Mr Venkata Rao.

Mr Singh was pulled out of his vehicle and was beaten up with sticks. The attackers, however, cited no reason for their anger. Mr Singh’s colleague, Mr Nagawardhan, was also injured in the attack.

Though Mr Singh had reportedly lodged a complaint with the police, no action was initiated. Therefore, he approached the DIG and the Vizianagaram SP on August 3. “Now I am getting threatening calls from the attackers. They want me to withdraw the complaint,” Mr Singh said.

He said Hindi speaking officials were being attacked without any reason.

Recently, two managers of the same company — Mr Rajesh Tiwari and Mr Rajeev Kumar — were attacked. Both natives of Bihar, Mr Kumar and Mr Tiwari, subsequently resigned from their jobs.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh’s wife, Ms Renu Singh, said that she was so scared that she had stopped sending her 10-year-old daughter, Ms Vaishnavi, to school.

Mr Singh appealed that the political leaders and the police should take the issue seriously so that investors from outside feel secure to operate in the region. Deccan Chronicle

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