Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack: 2 cops, DD cameraman killed

October 31, 2018 07:43 AM

Two police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraman were killed in a Naxal attack in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, police said.

Two police personnel were also injured in the incident, which took place at Nilawaya village under the Aranpur police station. 

“Those killed were identified as Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap, Assistant Constable Mangalu and DD News cameraman Achyutanand from Delhi,” Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Two other security personnel were injured in the incident, he said, adding that reinforcements were rushed to the spot.

“The attack has no connection with upcoming assembly elections. It was aimed at a road construction project. Two Maoists were possibly killed in the exchange of fire with security forces after the ambush,” DG Awasthi, Special DG of Chhattisgarh Police, said when he addressed the press later in the evening.


Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 12 and 20. PTI

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