Tsundur

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Tsundur
Village
Tsundur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tsundur
Tsundur
Tsundur is located in India
Tsundur
Tsundur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°09′30″N 80°34′59″E / 16.1583°N 80.583°E / 16.1583; 80.583Coordinates: 16°09′30″N 80°34′59″E / 16.1583°N 80.583°E / 16.1583; 80.583
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Elevation[1] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,965
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha Bapatla
Vidhan Sabha Vemuru

Tsundur is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tsundur mandal in Tenali revenue division.[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 5,965. The total population constitute, 3,069 males, 2,896 females and 467 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 69.94% with 3,845 literates, significantly lower than the national average of 73.00%.[2][5]

Dalit massacre[edit]

The village witnessed killing 8 dalits on 6 August 1991, when a mob of over 300 people, composed of mainly Reddys and Telagas chased down the victims along the bund of an irrigation canal. This happened after police department asked locals to go aggressive against large number of eve teasing outsiders entering village. In the trial which was concluded, 21 people were sentenced to life imprisonment and 35 others to a year of rigorous imprisonment and a penalty of Rs. 2,000 each, on the 31 July 2007, by special judge established for the Purpose under SC, STs Atrocities (Prevention) Act.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elevation for Rajam". Veloroutes. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adminsistrative divisions of Guntur district" (PDF). guntur.nic.in. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department – AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 11. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tsundur massacre". Chennai, India: The Hindu (online). 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Court hearing: tension palpable in Tsundur". Chennai, India: The Hindu (online). 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2007-08-01.