Telangana: BJP leaders suffer severe burns while lighting Chandrashekar Rao's effigy
24, Jun 2019, 5:10 PM IST
Hyderabad: Two BJP leaders on Monday (June 24) suffered burns while attempting to set fire to Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's effigy in Hanamkonda. The BJP leaders were protesting the rape of a nine-year-old. The BJP leaders staged a protest at Ambedkar statue and demanded that strict action be taken against the accused in the rape case.
While the BJP leaders were attempting to light the effigy, a man tried to pour flammable liquid on it which made the blaze spread in a flash. The flames caught on to the bodies of the two BJP leaders.
The two were rushed to a nearby private hospital. Warangal urban district leader Padmareddy suffered burns on his hands while another leader Srinivas is reportedly in critical condition.