Maoist leader Akkiraju behind Kidari and Soma killings

On Sunday, Araku MLA Kidari Sarweswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma were shot dead allegedly by CPI (Maoist) cadre. The DIG of Visakhapatnam Ch. Srikanth said that the two TDP leaders had not heed warnings against travelling in the Visakhapatnam agency area without prior information to the police.

Reportedly organised by the Nandapur Area Committee of the Maoists, the attack appears to be a well-planned one.
A senior officer from the Intelligence wing said that both were on the hit list of the Maoists and they walked into the danger zone.

As per the sources in the intelligence the attack was planned by secretary of AOBSZC Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias RK and was executed by Aruna, wife of senior Maoist leader Chalapathi.