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Maoists' post-mortem conducted amid tight security in Warangal

Police cordoned off the area around mortuary both inside and outside the hospital to prevent any untoward incident. People were not allowed to gather in large numbers.

Amid heavy police bandobust, post mortem was conducted on the slain naxals at the MGM Hospital here on Wednesday.

Tension prevailed in the early hours as the police did not allow the parents of the deceased naxals to have a glimpse. They alongwith other relatives and activists of different organisations staged a demonstration at the hospital mortuary. Following the court intervention, the parents were allowed to see the bodies before conducting post mortem.

Police cordoned off the area around mortuary both inside and outside the hospital to prevent any untoward incident. People were not allowed to gather in large numbers for a long time.

Despite prohibitory orders, large number of people gathered at the mortuary. Activists from Civil Libertries, Revolutionary Poets Association, Naxal martyrs’ relatives association and host of others arrived at the hospital raising slogans and dubbing the encounter as `fake’.

Two naxals – Sruthi alias Mahitha and Vidyasagar Reddy alias Sagar were killed in the exchange of fire with the police on Tuesday at Rangapur forest area in Govindaraopet mandal. The bodies were shifted to MGM Hospital late in the night. After post mortem, they were handed over to the relatives.

Those who gathered at the mortuary took out a procession for a while near the hospital.

Revolutionary poet Varavara Rao, Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) leader Manda Krishna Madiga and others visited the hospital. Both of them described the encounter as `fake’ and accused the police of lifting the duo and killing them brutally after torturing.

Sruthi’s parents – Sudarshan and Rama Devi and Vidyasagar Reddy’s parents – Sudhakar Reddy and Latha came early to the hospital.

Visaram leaders M.A. Basith, Ma Bhumi Sandhya, APCLC Suresh, Martyrs Family Association representative Padma Kumari and others were present.

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