Nalgonda: Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Sunday alleged that the State government had failed to control the sale of drugs and liquor through belt shops in rural areas.
Speaking after consoling the family members of Dhanalakshmi, who was raped and murdered at Mushampally village, he said the accused in the majority of the cases of rape and murder were alcoholics. The youth, addicted to ganja and drugs, were also committing offences. He criticised the State government for its failure to check the sale of banned ganja and not taking serious action against belt shops in villages.
Condemning the Mushampally incident, he urged the State government to initiate measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents. It should also ensure that the accused in the case get capital punishment, he said and asked the government to set up a fast track court in the case for early justice.
He also demanded that the State government announced ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakhs and a job to a kin of the victim’s family. He also handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the family members of the victim on the occasion. Congress leader Dubbaka Narsimha Reddy was also present.
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