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Home guard killed by Naxals in Bijapur district of C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Bijapur 

A was killed by suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit district, police said.

Raju (35) was attacked with sharp-edged weapons when he had gone to collect Mahua flowers from the forest near his village Wednesday morning, an said.

The area falls under station limits, around 450 km from Raipur.

A native of Bodli village, Gode, posted in Bijpaur, had been suspended for remaining absent from duty for the last four-five months, the said.

It was not clear why he was killed as no Maoist pamphlet or note was recovered from the spot, the said, adding that efforts were on to track down the assailants.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:55 IST