Monday, December 31, 2007

Naxals gun down TRS man

Monday December 31 2007 11:21 IST

Express News Service

KHAMMAM: In what is being seen as a revenge killing of CPI-ML (New Democracy) leader Pulusu Venkanna, the New Democracy dalam activists gunned down Telangana Rashtra Samiti activist and alleged Maoist supporter Banothu Pulia (35) at Survey Thanda in Yellandu mandal in the wee hours of Sunday.

Six members of the New Democracy dalam descended on Survey Thanda this morning and found Pulia working in the fields. They overpowered him, dragged him to a school building, attacked him with pickaxes before firing at him from close range, killing him on the spot.

It may be recalled that four Maoists barged into the house of Pulusu Venkanna at Polaram village and shot him dead. In another incident, the Maoists also shot at V Venkanna, a Progressive Youth League leader while he was waiting for a bus at Polaram bus stand in Yellandu mandal.

He has since been shifted to Hyderabad for medical treatment. A New Democracy Naxal was also shot dead in an encounter at Lattavaram.

In another Naxal-related incident, Maoists barged into a school teacher’s house at Tippapuram village in Venkatapuram mandal took away Rs 1.50 lakh and his cellphone. According to Bhadrachalam DSP Udayabhaskar, teacher Chandra Rao had kept the money that he got by selling his paddy.

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