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Naxals kill BSF jawan in Chhattisgarh, manhunt initiated

A Border Security Force (BSF) Jawan Was Killed Allegedly By Naxals In Chhattisgarh’s Insurgency-hit Kanker District, Police Said.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Feb 2016, 07:42:20 AM


A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.

The incident took place in Sangam village under the limits of Panchanjur police station when the deceased 30-year-old Harikesh attached to the 122nd battalion of BSF was outside his camp, senior police officials from Kanker district told Bhasha/PTI over phone.

At this time, some ultras fired upon Harikesh and fled away from the spot. He was initially admitted to a local hospital and later shifted to Raipur, where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment, they said.

According to police, a manhunt has been initiated to trace down the Naxals who were allegedly involved in the killing.

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First Published : 14 Feb 2016, 07:40:00 AM