Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Friday that YSRCP leader Y S Vivekananda Reddy’s death had raised many questions which needed to be answered.
“It was said that he died of a heart attack. But later, wounds were found on his body. Those wounds indicate at murder. Many questions need to answered,” he said.
Alleging foul play, Naidu said, “Clearing of evidence is definitely a crime. Now, they (YSRCP) are demanding a CBI probe. If the case is given to the CBI, the Centre will save them. If the state police investigate, criminals will be caught.”
However, he went on to clarify that he was not pointing a finger at the deceased leader’s party itself. “I am not saying they are the culprits. At the crime scene, forensic evidence was destroyed which are leading to suspicion.”
Meanwhile, the YSRCP went on record to blame the Chief Minister for the murder. Party leader Vijay Sai Reddy said, “Chandrababu Naidu is a person who believes in murder politics. We believe even today that Naidu, his son and Adinarayana Reddy are involved in this murder.”
He repeated his party’s demand for a CBI probe into the death.
Meanwhile, reports had suggested that Reddy did not die of a cardiac arrest, as was felt earlier, but that his death could have been an unnatural one. Reports said that Reddy’s post-mortem had revealed many injuries on his body.
The police complaint lodged by his personal assistant had also spoken about how when the leader’s body was discovered, there was blood splattered everywhere.
Reddy lived by himself and had returned home late on Thursday after poll campaigning. His death reportedly took place anytime between midnight and 5 AM on Friday.