Hyderabad : Two Accused Belongs to Gottikoya tribe were arrested Wednesday by the Bhadradri Kothagudem police in connection with the Murder of Chandrugonfa Forest Range Officer C. Srinivas Rao on Tuesday .
The officer, along with his staff, was returning from the forest when he was attacked with axes and sickles by the tribal people who were trying to occupy newly-laid forest plantations at Errabolu in Bendalapadu village .
the officer’s funeral is being held in the district Wednesday with full state honours as per the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The CM had announced an ex gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the bereaved family and a government job to an eligible family member of the officer.
CM KCR also instructed the forest department to pay the slain officer’s full salary to the family till the age of his retirement.The 42-year-old forest range officer is survived by wife, daughter and son. He was a recipient of the KVS Babu state gold medal for forest protection in his range in the year 2021.