Protests erupt over hit-and-run case in Vizag; accused missing

Protests erupt over hit-and-run case in Vizag; accused missing
Protests have erupted in Parawada in Visakhapatnam district as the family of a married woman, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday, charged that it was not a case of hit-and-run, but murder.

The police had initially registered a case of hit-and-run, but are now on the lookout for the men who killed Moturu Lavanya, a mother of two. 

According to the police, Lavanya (29), a resident of Vadlapudi area, had gone to Nookalamma temple at Anakapalle with her husband Appalaraju and her sister-in-law on a motorbike on Sunday. A group of men spotted the women at the temple and started teasing them. As the men were drunk, they started physically and verbally abusing the women. Appalaraju reprimanded the men, reminding them that they were in a place of worship.  

When Lavanya and her family were returning home, the men followed them in a car and hit the bike. “While my sister and I fell off the bike, Lavanya who was sitting at the end of the seat fell on the bonnet of the car.

They continued driving till she fell down and came under the front wheels,” said Appalaraju, who was injured in incident. He has named one Dadi Hemanth Kumar, a financier, and his other three friends, all residents of Anakapalle, in the police complaint.

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