Monday, June 16, 2008

India: Cashew nut union leader shot dead this is really getting ugly

India: Cashew nut union leader shot dead at ChatrapurIn a stunning incident, K Srinivash Rao, a union leader of cashew nut traders has been shot dead on broad day light at Chatrapur, the district headquarter town of Ganjam on Saturday. According to the cashew nut traders of nearby areas who were gathered at the post mortem centre at MKCG Medical College, two miscreants riding on a motorbike on the highway alleged fired two rounds at him from the back when Srinivash along with U Ramesh, a businessman returning from the factory in Chatrapur.The local people in Chhatrapur says the fateful incident took place at around 7.30 am near the Ujuli maa temple, outskirts of chhatrapur. Srinivash, president of the Ganjam district union of cashew nut traders has received two bullets; one below his neck and another at back near backbone. He had been taken to the hospital at Chatrapur and then shifted to the MKCG Medical but declared dead after some time in MKCG.Ramesh who was shocked after seeing the deadly seen lost his consciousness after some time of the incident and was not in a condition to reveal all the details about the murder. Meanwhile National Congress party (NCP) leader Rabi Rath demanded a crime branch inquiry into the murder of Srinivash, adding that he was very popular among the local businessman.

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