In what can be called a ghastly incident, the tribals of Bhadadri Kothagudem district have taken a Forest Beat Officer into their custody and beat him black and blue after tying him to a tree.
The incident occurred in Chintaguppa village under DeeKothur Mandal when the Forest Beat Officer arrived in the village to take over the Podu lands being cultivated by them. Infuriated at this, the tribals mostly the women folk revolted against them. The situation soon turned violent by holding one of the officers’ hostage and tied him to a tree.
They beat him black and blue. Further details are awaited as Police are investigating.