A villager was seriously injured today as a pressure bomb allegedly planted by Naxalites at a village in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh exploded, police said.
A police officer from Kanker told PTI that Sonu Ram Dugga (35) was injured in the explosion at Bhainsgaon village under Raoghat police station.
According to the officer, after being alerted that Naxalites had put up propaganda posters at the government-run school in Bhainsgaon, a police team was dispatched to the spot.
After the police arrived at the spot, Dugga, who too had gone to the school, accidentally stepped on the pressure bomb.
The villager sustained serious injuries in the incident and was admitted to a hospital in Antagadh from where, he was taken to Raipur for further treatment, police said.