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Congress worker attacked, hand cut off

Participating in a poll rally proved dear for a Congress party workers as en route he was attacked by unidentified men who chopped off one of his hands to settle old scores, police said on Friday.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2009 19:09 IST
PTI

Participating in a poll rally proved dear for a Congress party workers as en route he was attacked by unidentified men who chopped off one of his hands to settle old scores, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred in Phirangipuram village in the district on Thursday when motorcycle-borne Congress worker T Nagi Reddy (30) was going to participate in an election rally of Jagan Mohan, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's son.

He was attacked by an armed group of at least ten assailants who charged at him with sickles and severed one of his limbs, they said.

The incident was an outcome of old rivalry which the group was trying to settle, police said adding a case has been registered and further investigations are on.

First Published: Apr 10, 2009 19:05 IST