West Godavari: The tragic incident took place at Thadepalligudem in the district. An unused cell tower at the police station intersection collapsed due to headwinds on two people riding on a two-wheeler. The accident took place at the tehsildar’s office in the town. Locals say the cell tower collapsed due to lightning.
Locals said the tower collapsed with strong winds. A man named Botta Rajesh (43) was killed in the accident and a woman named Rani sitting behind him was seriously injured. She was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. He was later shifted to a private hospital for treatment. Police have registered a case and are investigating the incident.
Murder of drunken father
The worst incident took place in Kooderu mandal of Anantapur district. A son killed his father while intoxicated. Police said Oban died after his son Jayakrishna knocked him down under the influence of alcohol.
Police said there was an altercation over pension money during the middle of the night and it was during this sequence that father Jayakrishna attacked. The villagers, outraged by the incident, tied Jayakrishna to a power pole and mutilated him. The accused was then handed over to the police. Villagers said the accused often harassed his father for money.