Sunday, January 16, 2011

Maoists attack road construction workers in Jharkhand

Throwing a spanner in the works for developmental activities in the region, Maoist ultras attacked road construction workers in Jharkhand's Lohardagga District on Saturday.

Ram Gulab Sharma, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, said that the Maoists were trying to extort money from the factory and in that process burnt the bulldozer kept outside.

"Some notorious group came here and burnt the machine. Allegedly, they were trying to extort money and in the process burnt the machine. We are looking into the matter," said Sharma.

One of the eye witnesses said that the Maoists ultras asked for kerosene from her to burn the machine.

"They asked for kerosene oil and I gave them. They were around 18-20 of them," said Pancho Devi. (ANI)