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Naxals kill cop in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A police jawan was allegedly abducted and killed by naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

"Assistant Constable Sitaram Bagde, who was abducted last night, was found dead near Kachlaram village under Farsegarh police station limits this morning," Deputy Inspector General of Police (south Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Bagde, posted at Kotwali police station, was forcibly taken away by ultras when he was returning to Bijapur from his sister's place in Farsegarh.

Naxals had set ablaze a passenger bus near Kachlaram between Farsegarh and Toynar late last evening after asking its occupants to get down, the officer said.

Subsequently, the ultras had stopped some passersby, including Bagde, who was on his motorcycle, at the spot.

"When naxals discovered about his identity, they took him to forest along with them," he said.

Bagde's body with his throat slit was spotted by some locals this morning, the DIG said.

"On receipt of information, security forces were rushed to the spot to retrieve the victim's body which was lying in a pool of blood," he said, adding that further details are awaited.

According to police, naxals have given a day-long bandh call on February 5 and the incident may by the part of their plan to instill fear.

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First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 15:55 IST