Suspected Maoists kill ex Chhattisgarh policeman

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Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), May 10 (ANI): Suspected Maoists killed a former policeman in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District on Sunday.

Mangal Dehari was shot near his house on Sunday evening.

Dehari's sister, Laxmi Dehari, said several men shot him before fleeing from the spot.I was inside the house. Then I heard gunshot and rushed out. I couldn't see who did it," said Laxmi.

In another incident, a Special Police Officer was injured during a gun battle with Maoists in the outskirts of Narrayanpur.

Chhattisgarh has been a hot bed of Maoist activities in the recent past.

Eight CRPF personnel of 168 Battalion, including a driver, who were travelling in a TATA 407 bulletproof vehicle from their company headquarters in Murkinal to nearby battalion headquarters, were killed by the landmine blast near Pedakodepal village on National Highway 16 in Bijapur.

The attack came about a month after 76 CRPF personnel were ambushed by the rebels in Dantewada District.

The Maoists claim they are crusading for the poor, marginal farmers, and landless labourers.

They have spread into the rural pockets of 20 of India's 28 states. (ANI)

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