Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma’s personal security officer (PSO), who was critically injured in the deadly Maoists attack in Bastar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Raipur on Saturday, taking the death toll in the tragedy to 28.

“PSO Siyaram Singh, who had received serious intestinal injuries in the gunfire, died of multiple organ failure,” Dr. Sandeep Dave told PTI.

Singh had received bullet injuries, which caused infection in several body parts, he said, adding that ten more injured persons being treated at the hospital are out of danger.

Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan, Siyaram, was paid rich tributes at the 4th battalion Mana camp in Raipur on Saturday.