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TDP candidate injured as cop opens fire to save him

IANS  |  Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) 

A TDP were injured accidentally when his fired in the air in Andhra Pradesh's Kaggallu village on Saturday to disperse YSRCP activists allegedly attacking him, police said.

The incident occurred when Thikka Reddy, a candidate of the ruling from constituency, had gone to the village to hoist the party flag as part of his election campaign.

However, supporters of (YSRCP) and sitting MLA Balanagi Reddy tried to stop the and his followers. This led to a clash between the two groups, police said.

Thikka Reddy's opened fire in the air in which bullets accidentally hit the and an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police. Both received in their legs and were shifted to a hospital.

The incident led to tension in the village. Additional police forces were rushed to prevent further violence.

Elections to the Assembly are scheduled along with the Lok Sabha polls in the state on April 11.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 12:36 IST
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