A Chhattisgarh policeman was killed and one other injured when Maoists ambushed a police crew in the forests of Narayanpur district in Bastar area on Saturday, police mentioned.
Police additionally claimed that about 5 Maoists have been injured after the police crew retaliated however managed to flee from the positioning of the encounter.
Santu Vaddu, the deceased jawan was with District Reserve Guard (DRG) of Narayanpur district.
Inspector General of Police (Bastar vary) Sunderaj P mentioned that the incident occurred close to Tadur village beneath Orchha police station of the district.
“On Friday, a team of DRG went inside the jungles of Orchha for an anti-naxal operation launched by the district police. On Saturday, at around 10.30 am, when the team was returning the Maoists ambushed it resulting in an encounter,” mentioned the IG.
The IG additional mentioned that through the encounter DRG personnel Santu Vadde sustained bullet accidents on his leg and died later throughout remedy.
“Another constable Bajju Ram Kachlam sustained minor injuries and was admitted to a hospital,” Sunderaj added.
“Blood stains at the encounter spot suggests that around 4-5 Maoists sustained bullet injuries in the encounter. We have launched operation in the jungles which is underway,” the IG mentioned.