Khammam: An RTI activist was done to death allegedly by one of his friends at Wyra town in Khammam district.
Nelavelli Rama Rao (35), who served as the BJP RTI Cell co-convener, was also in the transport business and owned a lorry. He was unmarried and lived with his mother at the old bus stand area in the town, the police said.
The incident occurred at around 7.30 am at Rama Rao’s residence where the assailant stabbed him several times. The killer fled the scene when Rao’s mother started shouting for help. The RTI activist died while being shifted to Khammam District Hospital. Financial disputes between the deceased and the accused were said to be the reason behind the incident, the police suspected.
Wyra DSP K Satyanarayana visited the spot while Inspector of Police Vasanth Kumar booked a case and launched an investigation into the incident. It was learnt that the police had found seven stab injuries on Rao’s body.
Meanwhile, BJP district president Galla Satyanarayana and others staged a protest at the ACP office at Wyra demanding justice to Rao’s family and arrest of the accused immediately.
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