Friday, April 03, 2009

Salwa Judum activist shot dead

Published: April 3,2009

Raipur , Apr 3 Maoists shot dead a prominent activist of Salwa Judum, an anti- Naxalite movement, in Chhattisgarh&aposs Dantewada district, police said today.

District Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma told PTI that around three Naxals shot dead Channuram Karma, the Sarpanch of Pharaspal village, while he was passing by a railway crossing.

Karma was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, Sharma said.

The SP said since Karma was an active member of Salwa Judum, he was on the hit-list of the Maoists.

Karma is the nephew of senior Congress leader and former minister Mahendra Karma.

Following the incident, security has been beefed up in the Bastar area and investigation is on into the incident.

Source: PTI

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