Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Naxals kill police constable in Jharkhand

9 Oct 2007, 1246 hrs IST,PTI

JAMSHEDPUR: Suspected Maoists on Tuesday killed a police constable and injured an official of an anti-naxal organisation at Kasiabeda, police said.

Police constable Jogeshwar Murmu was killed on the spot in the attack which happened in the small hours in Ghashila subdivision, police said.

Shailen Baske, treasurer of Nagarik Suraksha Samity (NSS), an organisation spearheading anti-Naxalite campaign in Jharkhand, also suffered serious injuries in the attack, police informed. Baske was rushed to Tata Main Hospital.

The Maoists have been targeting leaders of NSS, an organisation floated by villagers a few years ago under the tacit support of the district police, for launching an anti-naxalite campaign.

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