People’s War in India Clippings 21/3/2016


Arrest in Aurangabad.

Maoist’s body found

Police believe the man died while planting an IED

The body of a Maoist Area Committee Member (ACM), killed during accidental blast of a landmine, was recovered in Pottangi police station area of Koraput district in Odisha on Sunday morning. It was suspected that he had died because of a blast that occurred while the Maoists were trying to plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at this remote place to target security forces. The mutilated body was recovered from a place near Ralegada on Rajakuda-Kodeipadu road. Speaking to The Hindu , Koraput Superintendent of Police C. S. Meena said some surrendered Naxalites identified the deceased to be an active Maoist of ACM rank of Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC). Evidences hinted that the man had died while planting the landmine. Localites had heard the blast late on Saturday evening. In the morning the mutilated body was recovered from the spot. The region is Maoist-infested and a BSF camp is located near Pottangi. The police believe the man died while planting an Imrovised Explosive Device (IED).

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