CRPF constable slain in Chhattisgarh

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Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, June 17 (UNI) A Central Reserve Police Force constable was killed and two injured in a naxal ambush near Kanker district's Kondegaon today.

''The deceased was identified as Devidas. Constables Shatrughan Singh Yadav and Girijashankar were admitted to the Kanker District Hospital. A team of constables was returning with bodies of rebels' victims when the incident occurred,'' said Deputy Inspector-General (Bastar Range) Pawan Dev.

The Maoists opened fire, the constables retaliated and the encounter lasted about two hours. A police force was rushed to the area.

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