Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh): The murder of Jagan Mohan Reddy’s uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy has triggered a verbal duel between the opposition YSR Congress and the ruling Telugu Desam Party with both trading allegations against each other. Vivekanda Reddy, a former minister and younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister MYS Rajasekhara Reddy, was on Friday found dead at his house in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.
It was initially believed that Vivekananda Reddy died of cardiac arrest. But reports suggest that he was stabbed to death. A preliminary post-mortem report has found seven stab wounds on his body. Hours after Jagan demanded a CBI probe in the case, chief minister N Chandrababu Nai-du lashed out at the YSRC chief at a hurriedly-called press conference.
He alleged that the slain leader’s family appeared “prima facie guilty as they not only tried to hide the murder but also “destroyed vital forensic evidence”. “Vivekanandas family tried to hide the fact that it was a murder till the post-mortem was done. Why was he killed,” the Chief Minister asked, adding all facts related to the case have to be conclusively established.
Rejecting the YSRC chiefs demand for a CBI investigation, Naidu said the demand was raised only to get away from the case.” This has become like a fiction. The scene of offence was disturbed and they tried to make believe it the death was due to heart attack. Step-by-step they tried to hide everything and also destroy evidence.
They did not tell even the police. They even made police believe it was a heart attack and said they did not want a case (filed),” Naidu said. The former MP, who was alone at his house, was found dead in a pool of blood in the bathroom when his personal assistant, along with housemaid, entered the house from the rear after there was no response to the knocks on the main door.