Two assailants involved in Telangana firing killed in encounter

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2015 11:53 IST

Two gang members, who killed two policemen and injured three others this week after opening fire on them in Nalgonda district of Telangana, and a constable were killed in an encounter on Saturday.

"Two assailants involved in the April 2 Suryapet incident were killed this morning even as one constable died and two others-- one inspector and one SI-- were injured during the encounter under Mothkur Police Station limits of Nalgonda district," DIG (Hyderabad Range) Y Gangadhar told PTI.

Police also recovered one carbine that was taken away by the assailants from Uttar Pradesh besides two country-made weapons from the encounter site, the DIG said.

On April 2, two policemen--constable Lingaiah and Home Guard Mahesh-- were killed while three others including circle inspector Moghalaiah and a Home Guard Kishore suffered bullet injuries after two armed assailants opened fire on them during vehicle checking at a bus stand in Suryapet town in Nalgonda.

According to police, the assailants, while on the run had also fired at some cars soon after the incident that day and injured a Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) member Dorababu who suffered bullet injuries on his shoulder.

The government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the family of Lingaiah and Rs 10 lakh to Mahesh's family.

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