The organisers asked the police for authorization, the police said, and stated that they had plans in place to distribute presents and sarees to about 10,000 persons. "However, despite mobilising close to 20,000 people, they lacked sufficient planning for the gift distribution. Although there were only five or six counters, a large number of people attended. They raised their hands as a result, according to an eyewitness.
After Naidu left, even these five or six counters were shut down, and the organisers assured the throng that they would arrange to deliver the gifts to each household. The police claimed that this caused a stampede that ended in deaths. According to inquiries, Vuyyuru srinivas is linked to former tenali Alapati tdp MLA Rajendra Prasad, also known as Raja. He resides in Virginia, United States, and is rumoured to be considering running for office in Andhra.