A video clipping of Kapu protestors throwing stones at Ratnachal express train is doing the rounds on the internet. The incident happened on Sunday evening at Tuni, East Godavari District.
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The incident occurred soon after the announcement by a senior Kapu leader M Padmanabham that they will not tolerate any further delay in granting of 'Backward Classes' status for the Kapu community. Later, the protests turned violent with agitators setting fire to Ratnachal Express.
In the video clip, activists are seen throwing stones at Ratnachal Express, and setting bogies of the train aflame. The passengers inside the train can be seen panicking but are left unharmed. The incident forced the authorities to stop all trains running between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada stations on Sunday as well as Monday, causing huge inconvenience to passengers.
The passengers can also be seen narrating the incident to their relatives and family members on the phone.