Visakhapatnam ZP Vice-Chairman shot dead by Naxals
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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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