Telangana bandh turns violent

Hyderabad, November 30: Normal life was paralysed at several places across Andhra Pradesh today as the TRS shutdown to protest the arrest of its leader K Chandrasekhar Rao turned violent with bandh supporters going on the rampage, attacking petrol pumps, shops and state-run buses.

The agitators attacked petrol pumps, shops and a retail store at Tarnaka in Hyderabad and also state-run buses at several places in Telangana districts of Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Warangal.

They also attacked the residence of Christopher, an official of the state Higher Education Council, in the Osmania University (OU) campus and damaged a car and furniture at the house. Some buses and other vehicles were damaged here.

The university in the Andhra capital, a nerve centre of the separate Telangana movement, witnessed protests by the students throughout the day.