Assistant SI Shot Dead By Suspected Maoists

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Raipur: A police personnel posted in insurgency hit Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district was shot dead by suspected Maoists.

Assistant sub-inspector Narbad Boga, 54, who was posted at the Bagh Nadi police station in the area, was killed on Sunday when he was investigating an accident, police said.

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“It was a Naxal (Maoist) attack on the police on Sunday evening. We have recovered empty cartridges of AK-47 rifle and other evidences, which suggest that they were Maoists,” additional superintendent of police Rajnandgaon Sashimohan Singh told Hindustan Times.

“We have launched a manhunt for the accused Maoists and combing the jungles,” Singh added. At around 5 pm on Sunday, Boga and assistant sub-inspector Ghamshyam Kureti went to Chirchari area, where a truck had overturned, to investigate.

As the officers were recording statements of eyewitnesses, about half a dozen suspected Maoists opened fire with country made pistols. The group robbed Boga’s rifle and police belt before fleeing.

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