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Vemuri Ramulu

Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh

January 27, 2022 to January 27, 2025

Vemuri Ramulu was a resident of village Chirala, taluka  Ongolu, distt. Prakasham, Andhra Pradesh. His father’s name was  Mahalakshmamma alias Subbamma. He was   22 years old; belonged to the Vysya community. From 8 February 1938, he took part in a strike organized by the Indian Leaf Tobacco Development Company Workers Union at Chirala. A variety of grievances were put forward by the workers, to the management but no settlement was effected. It eventually led to a serious discontentment of the workers and caused rioting. On 14 February 1938, in the afternoon at 1:30 pm, a large crowd gathered outside the factory and attacked the police stationed there with stones. Mr. H.H. Carleston, Sub-Collector, Ongole, ordered firing on the crowd of workers at 3:30 pm to restore order. Ramulu received bullet injuries in the firing and died on the spot.