Friday, March 19, 2010

Supervisor, 3 labourers abducted by Naxalites

Simdega (Jharkhand), Mar 19 (PTI) A supervisor and three labourers engaged in construction of a dam were abducted by the Naxalites of a breakaway faction in Simdega district.

Superintendent of police Durga Oraon said the supervisor and labourers were forcibly taken away from Dobhaya village last night, where they were building Ramrekha dam, by 15 to 20 actvists suspected to be members of Mangal Nagesia group.

The group has recently separated from People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI).

After the abduction, the ultras escaped in a pick-up van of the private firm, which is constructing the dam, towards Chattisgarh border, sub divisional police officer Varun Kumar said.

The ultras beat up two labourers of the company demanding levy, he said adding the naxals also took away rupees five lakh, a double-barrel gun and 18 mobile phones belonging to the employees.

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