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Kandukur stampede : Police register case

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Nellore (Andhra Pradesh): Police registered a case Under Section 174 of CrPC in connection with the stampede incident at Kandukur town during a Roadshow of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) National President N Chandrababu Naidu in which 8 persons died and some others injured on Wednesday night.

Guntur Range Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Trivikram Varma and other police officials on Thursday visited the place where the stampede took place.

The police after registering the case have taken up investigation on the incident.

Meanwhile, the postmortem of eight deceased persons was completed and the bodies were sent to their respective villages.

Naidu instructed the party leaders to stay at the villages till the completion of their cremation.

The TDP has claimed that all the deceased in the stampede were the activists of the party.

The party had announced that it will pay a total of Rs 24 lakh as ex-gratia to the kin of the eight deceased persons.

The TDP local leaders and leaders from other parts of the state are contributing Rs 2 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 each to the bereaved families.

The TDP Chief had already announced that the party will stand by the families of those who died in Wednesday’s incident.

Besides paying the ex-gratia, the NTR Trust would fund the education of the children of the deceased, he said.

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