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Dantewada attack: Cop succumbs to injuries, death toll now 4

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ANI Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India]
Police constable Rakesh Kaushal, who was wounded in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Tuesday, has succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll in the deadly attack to four.
On Tuesday, a cemeraperson of public broadcaster Doordarshan and two police officers were killed in an ambush in a poll-bound Dantewada district- a Maoist hotbed in the heavily forested central Indian state.
The attack took place at around 11 am in the Aranpur jungle area near Nilawaya village.
Special Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) DM Awasthi, on Tuesday, informed reporters that the ambush seemed to target the road construction work in the region.
Awasthi also revealed that a lot of blood was found at the spot, suggesting that around two-three Naxals were smoked out in the fire exchange with security forces.
The police maintain that the attack is not related to upcoming elections in the state, which are scheduled in two phases- November 12 and 20.

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 1:25 PM IST

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