Andhra Pradesh - RTI activist stabbed to death
A 30 year old RTI activist, Mr. Perumalla Suryanarayana, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in broad day light in the Chilaluripet town of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Three men attacked him with knives when he was eating breakfast at a road-side restaurant near Tahsildar Office in the town. They stabbed him indiscriminately and fled on motorcycles while Suryanarayana died on the spot.
Suryanarayana had filed many petitions with the officials under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to seek information about property details of several people in the town. Suryanarayana was a dalit and had also filed cases against several influential people under SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act. Some cases were also filed against Suryanarayana for blackmailing the people using the documents obtained under the RTI Act.