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Telangana: Woman bludgeoned with sickle over land dispute, in critical condition

The woman, who was left with deep gashes on her neck, hands and stomach, is in critical condition, the police said.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: July 8, 2020 1:43:29 pm
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A woman was attacked by a man with a sickle over a land dispute in Telangana’s Wanaparthy district on Wednesday. The woman, Ratnamma, who was left with deep gashes on her neck, hands and stomach, is in critical condition, the police said.

During a skirmish between two families in Vuddaram village, a father-son duo identified as Arjan Rao and Narendra Rao assaulted a couple, Anantaramulu and his wife Ratnamma. While Narendra assaulted Anantaramulu,  Ratnamma was attacked by Arjan, who pushed her to the ground and started bludgeoning her with a sickle. Officials said the men were angry after losing a court case regarding possession of the land, and had entered into an argument with the couple.

The assault took place even as others gathered around to watch the fight. Some videos of the incident shot by locals on their mobile phones are viral.

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