The Anakapalli Sessions Court has pronounced life sentence to former Payakaraopeta MLA Chengala Venkat Rao and 21 others in a fisherman’s death case. Local fishermen of Bangarammapeta village in Nakkapalli mandal had opposed industry which wants to procure beach sand and segregate minerals from the sand. Former MLA Chengala Venkat Rao staged a protest opposing the industry. Over the issue, the village divided into two groups and attacked each other. A fisherman Konda died in the clashes. Konda’s son Govindu filed a police complaint that his father was killed in clashes.
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