Thursday, July 09, 2009

CRPF jawan shot dead by Maoists

LATEHAR: Maoists shot dead a CRPF jawan at Ninder in Latehar district of Jharkhand on Tuesday night.

The police said on Wednesday that Maoists knocked at the door of the house of the jawan around midnight. When Pitambar Kumar Singh answered the call, they shot him dead, Superintendent of Police Kuldip Dwibedi told journalists here.

Singh, who was posted at the naxal-infested Ghatsila sub-division in East Singhbhum district, was on leave.

His brother claimed he could identify one of the militants, Mr. Dwibedi said. An investigation is on. — PTI

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