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Youth injured during operation against Maoists

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A youth sustained an injury in his abdomen after being hit by a bullet during an anti-Maoist operation, allegedly by a police team at Dosillapalli village in Charla mandal late on Saturday night.

The injured person has been identified as Karam Narasimha Rao, 30, of Dosillapalli. Police sources maintained that the youth was injured in an exchange of fire between the rebels and police personnel.

However, unofficial sources said that Narasimha Rao, a petty vendor, was injured when a police party allegedly fired at him, suspecting him to be a rebel, when he reportedly tried to flee on his motorbike during a vehicle checking operation near Dosillapalli around Saturday midnight.

Narasimha Rao reportedly suffered a bullet injury in his abdomen in the incident. He was rushed to a private hospital in Bhadrachalam the same night, sources added.

A police party came under fire from the ultras near Dosillapalli while it was on its way to Tippapuram to provide security to the ongoing road works in the remote village, said A Narender, Venkatapuram CI.

The police personnel returned the fire in self-defence, he said, adding that the police found an injured youth at the incident site after the cessation of fire. The youth was later identified as Narasimha Rao, a civilian of Dosillapalli, who sustained a bullet injury in the exchange of fire. Three kitbags of the rebels were recovered from the incident site. Narasimha Rao was shifted to Hyderabad on Sunday for better medical care, he said.

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