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Chg ultras disrupt culvert construction;kill 1, torch vehicles

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Naxals today disrupted the construction work for a near a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh's district, located around 450 kms away from here, and killed a private firm employee, police said.

The ultras also allegedly torched four vehicles and machines engaged in construction work at around 12 noon near of the CRPF under station limits where construction of a was underway, a local police told

A group of armed Maoists arrived at the construction site, located around one km away from the paramilitary camp, and forced the labourers to stop the work, he said.

They set ablaze two mixture machine, one truck and an SUV before killing Batoi Pal (42), a construction employee with sharp edged weapons, he said.

"Pal's body was found near the in the forest," he said, adding that the deceased hailed from

After receiving information about the incident, security forces rushed to the spot, the said, adding that Pal's body was being brought to for autopsy.

A has been launched to trace the ultras, he said.

The said naxals are frustrated since their comrades were killed in a string of encounters with security forces in Bijapur and other parts of the state in recent past, besides in Gadchiroli in neighbouring and in Malkangiri in Odisha.

They have intensified their attacks on construction works, particularly road construction, in Bastar region out of this frustration, he said.

In a similar incident on March 19 this year, naxals allegedly killed a and burnt down four machines engaged in road constructionwork between Tumnar and district.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:45 IST