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T'gana woman forest officer who came under attack presented

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The woman Forest Range Officer (FRO) in Telangana, who was attacked by a group of people, allegedly led by the brother of a TRS MLA, was awarded a gold medal on Thursday for the courage displayed by her in protecting forest lands.

Ch Anita, FRO of Kaghaznagar Range of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district, was awarded Late K V

S Babu Gold medal during the forest department's Independence Day celebrations at Telangana Forest Academy in Dhulapally.

In her acceptance speech, she said she was proud to be a forest officer, an official release said.

Anita was attacked in June when she had gone to Sarsala in Kagaznagar for carrying out an afforestation programme.

The attack on the woman officer had triggered an outcry.

The seventh late K V S Babu Memorial Lecture and Gold Medals presentation ceremony took place at Telangana State Forest Academy, Dulapally here.

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First Published: Thu, August 15 2019. 18:15 IST