Two Maoists gunned down in encounter in Telangana's Mulugu district

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Two Maoists have been killed in an encounter with police in the Musalammagutta forest area of Narsimhanagar village in Mulugu district on Sunday.

 

Two Maoists have been killed in an encounter with police in the Musalammagutta forest area of Narsimhanagar village in Mulugu district on Sunday.

According to Mulugu district superintendent of police, during combing operations the Maoists started firing at the police party, the police retaliated and in the firefight two Maoists were gunned down.

The Mangapet police, who have been combing the area, are yet to ascertain the identity of the Maoists.

Search operations for Maoists are going on at various places. 

The deceased are suspected to be members of the dalam which had recently killed TRS leader and fertiliser shop owner Maduri Bheemeswar Rao at Alubaka village in Venkatapuram mandal on October 10.

As per the report, greyhounds teams have recovered an SLR rifle and two double-barrel breach loading (shotgun). 

The bodies of the Maoists have been recovered and would be shifted to the Eturnagaram Primary Health Centre.

Ever since six armed naxals killed Bheemeswar Rao at his house, the police have been in hot pursuit of the members of the banned outfit.

A Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) activist was stabbed to death by members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Telangana's Mulugu district on October 10.

Mulugu police had said that Maduri Bheemeshwara Rao was killed when he was at his residence in Alubaka village.

As per the report, Six armed Maoists barged into the house of Maduri Bheemeshwara Rao.  Despite his wife pleading not to kill her husband, they stabbed him to death.

According to the report from the police officials, the Maoists demanded money towards party funds, but he refused, following which they killed him.

Rao was earning a living by running a fertiliser shop in the village. Police suspect that the act was in retaliation for the recent killings of Maoists in encounters and to instill fear among the villagers.

With inputs from Agency

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