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Maoists fire at village priest, wife in Malkangiri

india Updated: Mar 18, 2011 21:08 IST

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After a month-long lull following the abduction of District Collector R Vineel Krishna, Maoists fired at two people, seriously injuring both in Orissa's Malkangiri district, late Thursday night.

Police said a group of four masked ultras fired at Sukra Hantal, the village priest, as soon he opened the door of his house in remote Katapalli village, about 40 km from Malkangiri, injuring the 50-year old, while 25 other Maoists were waiting outside.

The priest's wife Hiramani (35) was also hit by bullets and both were rushed to district headquarters hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Hantal had six bullets in his body and his wife suffered serious head injuries.