more-inThe bodies of five unidentified persons, suspected to be labourers of Tamil Nadu, were found floating in a tank near Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh early on Sunday. On information from local people, police and fire service personnel fished out the bodies from the Vontimitta tank, along the Kadapa-Chennai National Highway in Kadapa. Local people suspected that the victims were red sander woodcutters of Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Nadu, top officials said they had no formal communication of the incident involving people of the State. In April 2015, 20 woodcutters were shot dead by the Andhra Pradesh Special Task Force near Tirupati.
Source: The Hindu February 18, 2018 19:41 UTC