Maoists kill four men in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon/ Raipur/ Durg, Sep 21 (ANI): Maoists killed a village head and three police personnel at various places in Chhattisgarh.

The Maoists killed Kondu Ram, the village headman of Madanwada village under Manpur Police Station in Rajnandgaon District.

The Maoists had kidnapped him on Friday. His dead body was found near a stream on Monday.

"They killed him brutally and threw him in the village. The villagers found his body yesterday morning, after which his body was brought and has been sent for the post mortem," said Jeetendra Meeda, Sub Divisional Officer, Rajnandgaon.

Meanwhile in Durg, suspected Maoists kidnapped six policemen out f whom three bodies were recovered,

Rajesh Mishra, Superintendent of Police Bijapur, said the news about the death the policemen was received from the villagers.

"Today police official of Bijapur has informed that six police officials, out of which four were constables, one head constable, one is ASI who were heading towards Bhadrakali and Tarlaguda police station from Bhopalpatnam y haven't reached yet. In connection with the same a villager has given information that dead bodies of three police personnel have been recovered," said Mishra.

Meanwhile police officials in Durg district arrested a Maoist who played the role of a messenger in Maoist camp.

"Radheshyam Giri who is a resident of Sambandhpur and for the last five years he has been living in Raipur. He has been involved in Maoist activities, from Sambalpur. He was shifted to Raipur in which he was in charge of getting the injured treated and deliver the couriers and to commute the cadres who came there. We had suspected him for the same and as per a tip off he was arrested near Pulgaon Police Station," said Amit Agarwal, Superintendent of Police, Durg.

Maoist attacks have become more frequent this year, especially after the central government launched Operation Green Hunt, a coordinated security offensive involving tens of thousands of police and paramilitary personnel to flush out the rebels from their jungle hideouts. (ANI)

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