Hyderabad: Now women tahsildars to carry pepper sprays

Hyderabad: Following the heinous murder of Tahsildar who was burnt alive in her office at Abdullapurmet on the outskirts of Hyderabad over a week ago, women Tahsildars in Hyderabad and across the state have been asked to carry pepper sprays to defend themselves from possible attack.

There are about 400 women out of nearly 1,000 tahsildars in Telangana.

TOI quoted V Lachi Reddy, president of the deputy collectors’ association as saying “While the attack on Vijaya was unexpected, at least women tahsildars can now be on guard and take precautions. We have advised them to be more vigilant and carry pepper sprays.”

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Henceforth, visitors with grievances would not be allowed to carry bags if they wanted to meet tahsildars said S Ramulu of Telangana Tahsildars’ Association. He further added that people will now be screened and sent to officials only with petitions in their hands.

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