Monday, April 12, 2010

Families flee Dantewada after Maoist massacre

Raipur, Apr 12 (PTI) Fearful of anti-Maoist operations after the Dantewada attack, many families in the district are now fleeing the villages even as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister today launched a major drive to reach out to people in Naxal hotbeds in rural areas.

Security forces have launched a masive manhunt to nab the Maoists after the deadly ambush that killed 76 personnel on 6 April.

Tension prevails in Chintalnar, Mukram and Tarmetla villages, about 500 kms from here, with the police questioning residents, official sources said.



During the ambush, security forces had gunned down eight Maoists, including Rukmati, a self styled section commander hailing from Mukram. Many residents have fled this village fearing police action, they said.

The other Maoists belonged to Rehadgatta, Pamra, Karigundam, Kodapalli, Rengam, Murpalli and Jadka villages which are a stronghold of the Naxals.

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