CRPF jawan hacked to death in Kandhamal

Written by:
Subscribe to Oneindia News

New Delhi, Oct 14: There is no let-up in violence in Orissa's Kandhamal district. Some villagers on Tuesday, Oct 14 hacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan in Kandhamal to death, police say.

The incident happened in the Raikia area when Baksish Singh, a 40-year-old CRPF jawan from Assam, had gone to the village to get some cooking materials along with a colleague. However, the villagers thought the duo had come to arrest some people and they attacked the two jawans. The locals are already angry that there is a huge CRPF presence in the area. In fact, a tussle between locals and CRPF personnel was reported at Daringbadi on Monday, Oct 13 during a bandh called by Left parties and tribal organisations. The CRPF personnel had also resorted to lathi charge on the protestors.

Kandhamal has been witnessing anti-Christian violence for the past couple of months following the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and four others on August 23.

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...