Recent incident during election campaigning, a candidate from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, who is contesting for the Dubbaka constituency in Medak, was attacked with a knife on Monday, October 30. The attack took place in Surmapalli village in the Doulatabad Mandal during his election campaign. Prabhakar Reddy’s supporters rushed him to the Gajwel Hospital as soon as they learned about the incident. He is now being prepared for transfer to Hyderabad for further treatment.
During the attack, the assailant was apprehended by the crowd, beaten, and subsequently handed over to the police. The police are making efforts to identify the person who carried out the knife attack. This high-profile case has prompted the police to initiate an investigation into the matter. They are examining the incident from all angles, and they are hopeful of uncovering the motive behind the attack soon.
In the meantime, after learning about the attack, leaders from the BJP also contacted Reddy to inquire about his well-being. Minister T. Harish Rao spoke to the MP on the phone and gathered information about his health. He canceled his own election campaign and visited the hospital to meet the MP.
These incidents of violence during election campaigns in Telangana have raised questions about the safety of candidates. It is worth noting that similar incidents occurred in Kuthbullapur, Telangana, when Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Kuna Srisailam Goud was attacked during a live debate show. The video of the attack went viral on social media, showing the candidate being assaulted by BJP leaders.