Hyderabad, Nov 17: In a shocking incident, Anuradha the Mayor of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh was shot dead on Tuesday.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Andhra Pradesh, R P Thakur informed that both of them were fired and attacked by swords. We are trying to find out motive behind the attack," he said.
Unidentified assailants walked into the municipal corporation office and carried out the attack. Chittoor is the home district of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Anuradha is from ruling Telugu Desam Party.
Preliminary investigations by police revealed the attackers are suspected to be from Karnataka.
Killing may be due to family dispute, says police
A family dispute could have caused the death of Chittoor Mayor, police sources say. The Mayor of Chittoor, Anuradha died at hospital earlier today after being shot.
The police has already identified five persons who shot the Mayor and her husband, Mohan. Two have already surrendered the police say.
Five persons are said to have fired at the Mayor and her husband this morning.
The police say that the five men today walked into the Muncipal corporation office and shot at Anuradha and her husband. Anuradha is a member of the ruling Telugu Desam Party.
The police during their preliminary probe have said that the shooters may be from Karnataka. Two of them have surrendered while three are on the run.
The two are being questioned for further leads and also the motive behind the attack, police officials also informed.
The police are probing several angles to the case. However, for now it appears that the incident was a result of family dispute, police sources also informed.