RTI activist in Andhra given poison shot

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 11:20 hrs

Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Unidentified assailants forcibly administered a poisonous injection to a Right to Information (RTI) activist in Andhra Pradesh. His condition is said to be critical.

The attack on Srinivasa Rao took place Sunday at Markapuram in Prakasam district in south coastal Andhra. He was taken to a hospital in Ongole town.

According to police, some unidentified people attacked Rao and gave him the injection. The assailants escaped after the attack.

Srinivasa Rao had recently spoken about threat to his life from an official, whose corruption he was trying to expose. He had also claimed that despite his complaint, no action was taken against the official.

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