Villagers attack policemen for obstructing Hijra dance
Tense situation prevailing at PakalaPallepalem village in Prakasam district with villagers attacking police personnel of Singarayakonda them when they went to the village on a specific information that Hijras were hired to perform during Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations. Sub-Inspector Ramanaiah escaped with minor injuries but Jeep driver sustained severe injuries. Two other policemen were also injured in the attack. Additional 200 police personnel were rushed to the village and brought situation under control.