|Patriot and freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. Veethi|
|Patriot who fought for the hill trbes Alluri Raju. Twitter|
|Freedom fighter Alluri Raju Andhraheadlines|
As their atrocities were unbearable, a section of daring and courageous people across the country, in rage, raised their voice against the merciless and selfish British rulers. Including among them were some tribal people who too lost their lands to the British. Alluri Sitarama Raju was an Indian revolutionary from Andhra who could not brook the the oppressive British rule and their interference in the tribal lands over which they had been enjoying rights for several centuries. He led the tribes against the colonial rulers.
|Patriot who gave his life for the hill tribes, British India Geni|
|Krishna Devi Peta village Tomb of Alluri Sitarama Raju famousplacesinindia.in|
In the wake of a raid led by Raju on the Annavaram police outpost on 18 September 1923, one or two leaders of his group were arrested. Soon his ardent follower Surya Narayana Raju Pericherla, popularly known as Aggiraju was arrested under the direction of the District Collector of Visakhapatnam district, Rutherford. The British campaign against Alluri Raju and his followers continued for one more year from December 1922 with no solid lead.
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