- The incident occurred at Guntur district of AP
- The ex-army officer fired bullets on the victims
- Case registered against the accused man
In a land dispute case in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district, an ex-army officer Sambasiva Rao shot dead two people, leaving another injured. The incident occurred in the Macherla Mandal area of Guntur district on Sunday evening. There was a long-standing land dispute case between the ex-army jawan and those who he shot.
On Sunday, during a meeting regarding the same, a brawl between them started which resulted in Sambasiva firing bullets on the three other persons he was fighting with! While two of them died on spot, another is being treated for suffering injuries at the firing. The local police of the Macherla police station rushed to the spot and took the matter in hand. The victims who died in the brawl are identified as Shiva and Balakrishna while the one who is being treated is identified as Anjaneyulu.
The sub-inspector of the Macherla police station, Adilakhsmi said, “Sambasiva Rao is a retired army jawan residing at Rayavaram village in Macherla Mandal of Guntur district. He had a property dispute over some agrarian land with Siva, Balakrishna, and Anjaneyulu for a few years. A brawl took place between them on Sunday evening. Sambasiva Rao fired with his licensed revolver. In that shootout, Siva and Balakrishna died on the spot. Anjaneyulu was injured”.
Though Sambasiva has been absconding since then, an investigating team is in search of him, as informed by the police officials. “Accused Sambasiva Rao is absconding. A case is registered under provisions of sections 302, 37, 364A of IPC, and investigation is initiated”, the police official said. The bodies of Shiva and Balakrishna have been shifted to Macherla Govt hospital for post-mortem where Anjaneyulu has been admitted to Guntur govt hospital for his treatment.
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