Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maoists kill policeman, blow up school in Jharkhand

PTI 26 November 2009, 12:31pm IST

RANCHI/CHATRA: The Maoists today blew up a police jeep, killing a policeman and injuring four others at Jaranga village in Jharkhand's Khunti

The Inspector-General of Police, V Deshmukh, said the jeep overturned under the impact of the blast. He ruled out landmine causing the blast.

All injured have been admitted to a hospital in Ranchi. The Maoists also blew up a middle school, Anant Madhya Vidyala, at Pratappur in Chatra district last night after placing dynamite in the rooms.

The school was one of a cluster where voting was to take place on December 18 for the Assembly polls, the police said.

This was the fourth school in three days to have been blown up by the Maoists in Jharkhand. On Tuesday they had demolished two schools in Palamau district and one in Giridih district.

No comments: