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Acid attack on an Vijayawada advocate

Advocate associates overpower the accused; Hands him to police

Vijayawada, May 13, 2008

According to information, an advocate V Srinivasa Reddy who is a practicing lawyer and a member of the State Bar Council has sustained burns on his face when acid was through on him at his office at Kasturibaipet on Tuesday. The incident occurred around 1.30pm. Sources said that K Venkateswara Rao alias George suddenly entered the office with an acid bottle and sprinkled some of it on the victim.

Meanwhile, Srinivasa Reddy's associates overpowered George and handed him over to the police and the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital. The doctors found that his both eyes badly damaged and referred him to Sankara Netralaya in Chennai. He also sustained burn injuries on his chest also.

The police suspect the involvement of a few others who could be Srinivasa Reddy's professional rivals. The police registered a case against George under Section 307 of IPC. The State Committee of All India Lawyer's Union has condemned the attack on Srinivasa Reddy. In a statement in Hyderabad, K Satyanarayana, general secretary termed the attack as highly deplorable.

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