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Naxals allegedly torch houses at a village in Sukma district

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

allegedly torched some dozen houses, including two belonging to police personnels, in a village in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of over the last two-three days.

The incident at Rayagundam village came to light today after the policemen whose houses were burnt informed the authorities, deputy inspector general of police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Rayagundam is among the villages on the border of Sukma and Bijpaur districts where security forces had carried out anti-Naxal operations between May 12 and May 16.

At least 15 were believed to be killed during the operations, the DIG said.

"After suffering heavy losses at the hands of security forces, frustrated ultras burnt down houses in Rayagundam," he


Houses of constable Podiyam Nanda, assistant constable Madvi Jogga and ten local residents who had not supported the were targeted, he said.

Nanda and Jogga are natives of Rayagundam and have families there, but are posted elsewhere in Sukma.

There were no reports of anybody getting injured in fire, the DIG added, saying that further details were awaited.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 21:48 IST