A day after a TRS MLA's brother attacked forest range officer C Anita, two more Forest Department personnel were attacked by a mob in Telangana's Timmampet village
Hyderabad: Two Forest Department employees sustained injuries in an attack allegedly carried out by a group of tribals in a village in Telangana. The attack comes a day after the brutal assault of a woman forest officer that triggered an outrage.
Police said the two Forest Department personnel were attacked at Timmampet village in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district on Monday (July 1) night after they objected to the ploughing of forest lands.
According to reports, the injured personnel have been admitted to a local government hospital.
On Sunday, a 34-year old forest range officer C Anita was attacked by a group of people, allegedly led by ruling TRS MLA Koneru Konappa's brother Krishna, which evoked outrage with the issue echoing in Parliament.
The victim, who is being treated at a private super speciality hospital here after being attacked with huge bamboo sticks, said even animals were not treated in such a manner.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday expressed concern and asked the state DGP to give a detailed action report on the attack in connection with which police have arrested the MLA's brother and 13 others on various charges including attempt to murder.
Anitha, along with her staff and police, were in Sarasala village in KB Asifabad district for plantation on land under a compensatory afforestation scheme for Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project when she was attacked.
Video footage of the attack showed Anitha climbing onto a tractor to escape from the bamboo stick-wielding people.
Besides, the state Forest Department has lodged a complaint against TRS MLA Vanama Venkateswara Rao for allegedly "obstructing" construction of a wall for protection of forest land near Yellandu town on June 29, a charge denied by him.
On the latest incident involving the tribals, police said they have registered cases against 12 people.
BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao hit out at the ruling TRS over the attacks on the personnel.
"When uniformed officials are being attacked, what are you waiting for. It looks as if his (Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao) own MLAs are not listening to him," he said in a statement.
Last Updated 1:09 PM IST