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Sub-inspector injured in Telangana gunfight succumbs

Hyderabad : A police official, who was injured in the gunfight with terror operatives in Telangana’s Nalgonda district on Saturday, succumbed at a hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Sub-inspector G. D. Siddaiah breathed his last at Kamineni Hospital, where he was battling for life for three days.

Doctors said he was brought in a critical condition and could not recover despite all the efforts to save him.

The police official had sustained four bullet injuries. While doctors removed three bullets, the fourth which pierced through his head could not be taken out.

Siddaiah’s death came as a huge shock to the family as his wife had delivered their first child on Saturday.

Two operatives of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and a police constable were killed in the gunfight at Janakipuram in Nalgonda district. A circle inspector and a sub-inspector were injured. The condition of the circle inspector is stable.

Earlier, the terror operatives had gunned down a home guard and a police constable and injured two other policemen at Suryapet town in the same district in the early hours of April 2.

Meanwhile, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited Suryapet and collected information from local police officers about the incident. Police continued search operations in Nalgonda district, where a third terror operative is suspected to be hiding.