Forest officer Anitha discharged from Hyderabad hospital

Hyderabad: Forest Officer C Anitha, who was attacked and injured allegedly by a Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MLA and his supporters, was discharged from a city hospital on Tuesday Evening.

She was undergoing treatment at the KIMS Hospital after sustaining injuries in the scuffle that broke out at Asifabad between TRS workers, police and forest officers on Saturday (June 29) while she had gone along with officials to plant saplings at a plot allotted for forest development

It may be recalled that the forest officials were attacked allegedly by TRS supporters led by Zilla Parishad Vice Chairman Konaru Krishna when they went to plant saplings at a plot allotted for forest development in Asifabad.A violent mob armed with huge wooden sticks surrounded her and landed blows on her while she was defenceless After the incident, one of the main accused Krishna, who is the brother of TRS legislator K Konnappa, resigned from his post.

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Two police officers were suspended and 14 people were arrested in connection with the incident.

Meanwhile, two other forest officials were attacked in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday after they stopped encroachers from ploughing forest land in Gundalapadu village of Mulalapally Mandal in Badradri Kothagudam district.

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