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CRPF jawan axed to death by naxals at village fair in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A jawan was today killed by at a local village fair in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Assistant constable Phagu Ram Mandavi (42) was axed to death with sharp-edged weapons by rebels at Bodli village 'mela' (fair) under Bangpal police station limits this evening, Bijapur Superintendent of Police KL Dhruv told PTI.

As per the preliminary information, a group of unidentified attacked Mandavi while he had gone to visit the fair along with his family, killing him on the spot, he said.

Soon after getting the of the incident, a police team was rushed to the spot and the body was sent for post-mortem, he added.

A native of Mirtur police station area in Bijapur, Mandavi was posted with (CRPF) camp at Pinkonda village in Mirtur, he said.

A combing operation was launched in the region to nab the assailants, he added.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 23:02 IST