Police firing in Odisha kills 3 people

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At least three people, including a ward member, were killed and two minors injured on Sunday when security personnel allegedly opened fire at them during an operation in Odisha mistaking them to be Maoist rebels.

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The incident took place at Karlapat forest in Kalahandi district. The injured were admitted to a district hospital, said sources. However, police were yet to comment on the incident.

The deceased have been identified as Jai Majhi, Sukru Majhi and Jay Shanka Naik, a ward member, of Panchgulgaon area.

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The sources said the security personnel and members of the district voluntary force allegedly opened fire on the villagers after noticing their movement in the forest.

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