In Amalapuram, the mirrors of a bus moving protesters were smashed. Later, the bus was set on fire by the protesters. In Amalapuram, SP Subbareddy was stoned to death by police near the area hospital while conducting field security. Immediately the police dispersed the protesters. It also appears that a jeep was wrecked in the clash. Police have taken control of the situation.
Already, SP Subbareddy said Section 144 was being implemented in Konaseema district for a week from Monday. Amalapuram and P Gannavaram constituencies as well as Kottapeta, Katrenikona and Ravulapalem mandals have been affected. No rallies, protests, public meetings are allowed. He warned that strict action will be taken if anyone violates it. Special provisions have been made for peace.
It is learned that the AP government has recently changed the name of Konaseema district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. There have been some protests against the decision. They are demanding that the name of Konaseema district should continue. It is in this order that the agitation programs are taking place. The police department was alerted.