Maoists attack cop in Sukma district

Naxalites again on Saturday attacked a police jawan near Chintagufa police camp, situated in the naxal-hit Sukma district, leaving him grievously injured.

The injured constable was later brought to Maharani Hospital by helicopter, where he is presently undergoing treatment, informed police sources.

According to information, police constable Tribhuvan Netaam had gone to a nearby pond for taking bath on Saturday morning, when Naxalites opened fire at him. Alarmed by the noise of firing, police team from Chhindgarh police station rushed to the spot and counter-fired the naxalites.

As the police team strongly retaliated, the naxalites fled from the spot but laid ambush at a distance to trap the personnel as they attempted to move out. Meanwhile, police called for a helicopter to take the injured personnel to a hospital. But as soon as it arrived on the spot, Naxalites fired on the helicopter also.

However, no accident was caused due to the same and the wounded personnel Tribhuvan, who had caught bullet in stomach and leg, was taken to Maharani Hospital, after first aid at local primary health centre.

On May 16, Naxalites had attacked eight District Force personnel of Chhindgarh police station while they were on their way to a nearby pond. The incident had occurred at around 8am, when a group of police personnel accidentally entered the Naxal ambush, after which three major landmine blasts were triggered, leaving all eight of them grievously wounded.

After the explosions, around 20-25 Naxalites opened fire. However, when the police team from Chhindgarh police station arrived at the spot and retaliated, the Naxalites decamped, disappearing into the dense forest.

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