Police claim slain Jharkhand cop's killer hurt in encounter

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Ranchi, Oct.26 (ANI): The prime suspect behind the beheading of Special Intelligence branch inspector Francis Induwar, Kundan Pahan, might be among the Maoists injured in an encounter near Jonha, about 35 kms from Ranchi.

"As per our information, Kundan Pahan is among the Maoists who were injured during the encounter that took place at Jonha near Angara yesterday," Senior Superintendent of Police, Praveen Kumar said.

Pahan managed to escape, he said, adding he and his associates were trying to cross over borders when they were spotted.

As many as four companies of paramilitary and police forces are scouring the forests of Ranchi and Khunti districts to trace the injured or dead Maoists, Kumar said. (ANI)

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