Chengala Venkata Rao – the producer known for his Suicide Attempt a decade back is in the news again now. He was known for his contacts with Nandamuri family and films like Samarasimha Reddy (with Balakrishna) and Narasimhudu (Junior Ntr). He was a Telugu Desam Party’s MLA some years ago and he recently shifted to YSRCP…
According to the latest update, an Andhra Pradesh court sentenced former MLA Chengala Venkat Rao to imprisonment for life, in a murder case that had taken place almost a decade ago. The verdict was delivered by an Anakapalli sessions court, in connection with the death of one person at Bangarampalem village in Nakkapalli mandal in 2007.
The incident had occurred when Rao was an MLA, and went to visit a group of villagers, who were protesting against alleged beach sand mining in the area.A heated argument followed, and people opposing the project, clashed with people supporting it, leading to the death of one person, and leaving several injured. A village elder named Gosala Konda died in the violence. Some vehicles and property were also reportedly destroyed in the clash. The police booked a case against 25 people, including Rao, for inciting the violence, under sections of the IPC that deal with rioting and murder.