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Araku MLA Among 2 TDP Leaders Gunned Down by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh

The incident occurred at Lippitiputta village when Araku (ST) MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma went to take part in a village visit programme.

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Updated:September 23, 2018, 3:12 PM IST
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Araku MLA Among 2 TDP Leaders Gunned Down by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh
TDP leaders Kidari Sarveswara Rao and Siveri Soma. (Image tweeted by ANI)
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Amaravati: In the first major strike in many years in Andhra Pradesh, the outlawed CPI (Maoists) on Sunday shot dead a sitting MLA and a former MLA, both from the ruling TDP, in Araku area in Visakhapatnam district.

The incident occurred at Lippitiputta village under Dambriguda mandal when Araku (ST) MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma went to take part in a 'grama darsini' (village visit) programme, the police said.

Sarveswara Rao won as the YSR Congress candidate in 2014, but he later defected to the TDP. "A group of Maoists came along with the villagers and blocked the MLA's car. As the personal security officers of the legislator and the ex-legislator got down, they snatched the AK-47 rifles from them and shot Sarveswara Rao and Soma dead," said Visakhapatnam Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Ch Srikanth.

He said the exact number of Maoists involved in the attack and the reasons for shooting down the legislator were being ascertained. Police sources, however, suspect that a group of about 50-60 outlaws led by Maoists Andhra-Odisha Border Committee secretary Ramakrishna could be involved in the deadly attack.

They reportedly engaged the MLA in a conversation for some time before shooting him dead, the sources added.

As Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is currently flying to New York, officials in the Chief Minister's Office spoke to Visakhapatnam district collector and superintendent of police seeking details of the incident, a CMO statement said.

Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa and DGP (in charge) Harish Kumar Gupta were rushing to the spot, it said.
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