Protesting against the slaying of sitting MLA, Kidari Sarveshwar Rao and ex-MLA, Sriveri Soma by Maoists, family members of the victims and supporters began a protest at the Araku Police Station, along with the dead bodies. They refused to send the bodies to Vizag KGH for post mortem. They are demanding that the Visakhapatnam District Collector and Superintendent of Police (SP) visit the spot and conduct an inquest. The angry villagers set Dummriguda and Araku police stations ablaze. They pulled out the police and attacked them, preventing them from putting out the fire.