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ANDHRA PRADESH-I II be Judge, I II be Jury...

ANDHRA PRADESH I'II be Judge, I'II be Jury... K Balagopal ... I'LL try the whole cause and condemn you to death. So said Fury to the mouse (the one with the long and sad tail) in Alice's wonderland. So also said Amrutha Reddy, chhota landlord, Director of Andhra Bank's Farm Services Co-operative Society, prominent local Congress politician and vice-president of the Mahbubabad Panchayat Samiti (district Warangal). The man he said it to was no mouse but one Mellacheruvu Nageswara Rao, a harijan-christian poor peasant by birth and a 'naxalite' by his politics; and while the mouse's tale ends inconclusively, Nageswara Rao's life ended quite conclusively.

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