Maoists hack policeman to death in Chhattisgarh

The incident took place in Katekalyan town of Dantewada, when a police platoon was returning from routing area domination exercise.

January 09, 2015 08:01 pm | Updated 08:03 pm IST - RAIPUR:

A police constable was hacked to death near a busy market place by the Maoists in Maoist insurgency hit Dantewada district of South Chhattisgarh on Friday.

The incident took place in Katekalyan town of Dantewada, when a police platoon was returning from routing area domination exercise.

“Maoists attacked the jawans who were last in the queue after crossing the market place. Constable Shankar Joshi was killed in the attack and the Maoists took away his SLR (Self Loading Rifle),” informed Dantewada district Superintendent of Police (SP), Mr.Kamlochan Kashyap.

The attack was carried out by a small action team of the Maoists.

“They (Maoists) were four to five persons, two of them were in Maoist uniform. The deceased constable was the last one in the platoon formation which was returning to Katekalyan police camp,” added the SP.

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