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Gun attack on Tummala, Manik Reddy at ORR

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Two senior political leaders from Telangana, Khammam MLA Tummala Nageswara Rao and Manik Reddy, a former MP, had a narrow escape when some unidentified assailants opened gunfire at their vehicles from a close range on the Outer Ring Road near Kollur village in Medak district late on Tuesday evening.

Hyderabad : Two senior political leaders from Telangana, Khammam MLA Tummala Nageswara Rao and Manik Reddy, a former MP, had a narrow escape when some unidentified assailants opened gunfire at their vehicles from a close range on the Outer Ring Road near Kollur village in Medak district late on Tuesday evening.
Tummala was returning to city after visiting his daughter in Kompally. Shots were reportedly fired by a group of youth from under a tree. One round damaged the windscreen Tummala’s car around 7.10 pm. Initially, the MLA had the impression that his car was attacked with an iron rod. He was sitting in the front seat, while his PA Tilak and two others were sitting behind. It took five minutes for them to realize that their car was fired at from a close range.
They sped towards the city, without venturing to stop at the spot. Five minutes later, former Medak MP Manik Reddy also travelled on the same route by his vehicle. He had a similar experience. His car’s windscreens were smashed by another the bullet. He also did not stop and rushed forward. Both the leaders reported the incident to Cyberabad Police. The youths who indulged in the attack were said to have been clearly noticed by those accompanying the two political leaders.
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