Friday, December 11, 2009

GRP man shot dead by Maoists on running train

Malda (WB), Dec 11 (PTI) One GRP man was shot dead and another injured tonight as a group of suspected Maoists fired at them in a running passenger train in Malda district, GRP officials said.

Constable Arun Bhadro succumbed to his injuries in the hospital after about seven Maoists travelling in Malda-Kathiya passenger train suddenly started firing at a group of four GRP personnel escorting the train, they said, adding the motive of the attack was yet to be ascertained.

The extremists got down at Milangarh station in Kathiya sub-division after injuring another GRP personnel and snatching away two loaded rifles from them, ADG (Railways) Dilip Mitra said.

"They (attackers) shouted Maoism slogans after getting down the train. It seems that their objective was not to hurt passengers but to take away rifles," he said.

The injured GRP personnel has been admitted to Malda district Sadar Hospital.

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