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25 Oct 2018

Vizag: YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy stabbed at airport

YSR Congress chief attacked at Vizag Airport

On Thursday, Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief of YSR Congress was attacked by an unidentified man at Visakhapatnam Airport.

Reddy suffered a minor injury on his left arm. The man used a sharp metal object to attack the politician.

Police said Reddy allowed the man to click a selfie with him, and after taking the picture he turned around and attacked him.

In context

YSR Congress chief attacked at Vizag Airport
Official says youth was arrested after he attacked Reddy

What happened

Official says youth was arrested after he attacked Reddy

An official said the youth asked Reddy if his party will get 160 seats in elections next year. "After clicking a selfie he turned around and slashed with a blade that is usually used in cockfights," he said, adding the youth was taken into custody soon.

Meanwhile, party leaders asked why the youth was allowed to enter the airport without proper security checks.

YSR Congress MLA attacks TDP government over security lapses

"When you cannot even take in a nail cutter, how did this youth get into the lounge with that sharp instrument," asked YSR Congress MLA Roja Selvamani. She accused TDP government of security lapses which led to the attack.

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