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Four more shot dead by naxals

MANALA (Nizamabad Dt), JUNE 16. Shock and grief gripped this interior village of Kammarpalli mandal, 95 km from Nizamabad, after the gruesome execution of four persons by the banned People's War Group naxalites in Neral forest area on the Nizamabad-Karimnagar border yesterday afternoon, branding them as police informants.

The PWG naxals shot dead four persons from this village and nearby hamlets, who were identified as Gajan, Gajanlal, Gurrapu Shankar and Dashrath. Four others - Bhukya Faranga, Gugolath Faranga, Limba and Komati Ramesh - had a miraculous escape after the naxals let them off, not before giving them a sound thrashing.

After learning about the deaths, the victims' families went to Neral forest area and shifted the four bodies to the village.