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Four hurt as cop fires at mob attacking police station

Published: 08th July 2013 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2013 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

Four persons were injured when a Circle Inspector opened fire on a group of protesters who attacked a police station and thrashed the Sub-Inspector besides ransacking the furniture at G Konduru in Krishna district on Sunday.

The condition of the injured, who are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Vijayawada, is said to be serious. Both the CI and SI are absconding while tension was continuing at the G Kondur police station till the last reports came in.

According to sources, the villagers of Kodur besieged the G Kondur PS alleging that the police had a role in the death of Palagani Ramakrishna (22), an MBA student of the village, whose body was found in fields under suspicious circumstances at Tadepalli town of Guntur district. It is said that the Tadepalli police had registered a case of suspicious death.

Earlier, Ramakrishna’s relatives and friends staged a dharna in front of the police station alleging that he was killed by the police in collusion with the relatives of a married woman with whom he had fled the village on June 28. The mob barged into the police station, ransacked the furniture and other equipment and damaged the police vehicles there. The protesters also thrashed SI Abdul Haq.

Informed about the incident, Mylavaram Circle Inspector U Bangaru Raju rushed to G Konduru and tried to pacify the mob. As the protesters reportedly also tried to attack him, he opened fire in which four persons were injured.

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