Maoists fire at village priest, wife in Malkangiri

After about a month-long lull following abduction of District Collector R Vineel Krishna, Maoists fired at two persons injuring them seriously in Malkangiri district of Orissa.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 21:30 PM IST

Malkangiri: After about a month-long lull
following abduction of District Collector R Vineel Krishna,
Maoists fired at two persons injuring them seriously in
Malkangiri district of Orissa.

Police said a group of four masked ultras fired at
village priest Sukra Hantal last night, no sooner than he
opened the door of his house at remote Katapalli village,
about 40 kms from here, injuring the 50-year-old, while 25
other Maoists were waiting outside.

The priest`s wife Hiramani (35) was also shot at and both
were rushed to district headquarters hospital here with
serious injuries, police said.

Sukra had six bullets in his body and his wife suffered
serious head injuries.

PTI