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Visakhapatnam ZP Vice-Chairman shot dead by Naxals

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 23:19

Hyderabad: Maoists shot dead the
Visakhapatnam Zilla Parishad Vice-Chairman in his native
village this evening, police said.

U Somalingam was attacked by three ultras at
Chowdapalli village of Visakhapatnam district at around 7 pm,
they said.

Somalingam, who was on the hit-list of Naxals, was
earlier warned by police that the extremists wanted to target
him, a senior police officer said over phone.

"The assailants fired from point-blank range, killing
him on the spot. They later managed to escape," the officer
said, adding a hunt has been launched to nab the extremists.

Earlier in the day, six tribals were injured when
Maoists opened fire on them in R V Puram forest area in
Vishakapatnam district on the Andhra-Orrisa border.

The tribals were shifted to KGM Hospital at
Visakhapatnam city, police said.


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 23:19
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