Foul Play and Alleged Police Harassment Behind Nalanda Kishore DeathJul 25, 2020 03:32 PM
Nalanda Kishore who is one of the sympathizers of TDP is dead. However, there is a hint of foul play as he was arrested and had to face harassment by the police. He was a close aide of former TDP MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao. Some sources are stating that the reason for his sudden death could be Covid-19 infection. But all that is speculation, the reason for his death is heart attack.
The opposition TDP is blaming it on the YSRCP and their continuous harassment. He was picked up by CID last month due to some derogatory posts on social media defaming YSRCP. One can infer it as revenge by the ruling party or an attempt to suppress freedom of speech. The post was against tourism minister Avanti Srinivas and party general secretary V Vijay Sai Reddy. No one can blame any minister if he/she posts anything disparaging against Vijay Sai Reddy. The general secretary spews venom against opposition with impunity. Hence he receive equal backlash.
Nalanda Kishore was arrested a month ago and he was taken by road from Vizag to Kurnool. There he was interrogated and had to undergo judicial remand.
Later he was released on bail. His ally Ganta is accusing the police department of ill-treatment. He was harassed, and the police were indifferent towards his ailment.
According to the former CM Chandrababu, the mental torture by the police and the state resulted in the death of Kishore. Kanumuru Raghurama Krishnam Raju stated that police negligence is the reason behind his death. The Narasapuram MP is outrightly calling it a murder.
So far there is no solid evidence that police was responsible for his death. But the message is clear by YSRCP that anyone who criticizes the ruling party would face dire consequences. The ruling party is using the state machinery and police against the opposition. This is indeed draconian and dictatorial and choking freedom of expression.