CRPF Jawan Killed In Bomb Explosion In Chattisgarh

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Raipur:  A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was on Saturday killed in an explosion of a pressure bomb allegedly planted by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

Havaldar Parasnath Saroj was posted with the 219th battalion of CRPF, senior police officials said.

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The incident took place near Kottacheru village under Bhejji police station limits, they said.

“A road construction work was going on in the area and a CRPF team was patrolling when Saroj accidentally stepped on the pressure bomb and suffered serious injuries,” a police official said. He was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Search to nab the suspected Naxals has been launched, police said.

Meanwhile, a 1000-year-old idol of Lord Ganesha located atop the densely forested Dholkal mountain in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district was damaged by Naxals, police said on Saturday. The vandalised idol was found at the bottom of the hill, they said.

 

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