Andhra Pradesh

Maoists kill two tribals in Chintapalli

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Cadre of the banned CPI (Maoist) killed two tribals in Veeravaram village in Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam district late on Wednesday.

As per initial reports, the deceased were identified as Gemilli Bhaskar Rao and Pangi Sattibabu. The Maoists also severely beat up another tribal named Pangi Linga.

Though the Maoists, who numbered around 10 to 15, killed them after branding them as police informers, sources in the police say it was an act of revenge, as the victims had played a key role in the killing of Maoist leader Sharat in October 2014.

Sharat was killed by an irate tribal mob in Veeravaram village when he and three others had killed a tribal priest named Sanjeeva Rao on October 20, 2014.

In the attack on the Maoists by the tribals in which Sharat was killed, another Maoist Kora Nageswara Rao escaped with injuries. Police sources say that Wednesday’s killing was led by Kora Nageswara Rao in retaliation.

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