Maoists set truck on fire in West Bengal

Jhargram (West Bengal), Feb 6(ANI): Suspected Maoists and Peoples' Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) workers on Sunday set a truck carrying sponge iron on fire in West Bengal's West Midnapore district.

The truck was on its way towards a sponge iron factory when the incident occurred in Jhargram sub-divisional municipality in the district.

The fire brigade reached the site and it took them an hour to take control over the fire.

The factory's management group and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) later on reached the spot while the local police have begun the investigations.

A sponge iron factory staff member stated that such incidents have engendered fear in them and they usually don't commute on the strike days to avoid such mishap.

"Today was not a strike day and everyone was walking on the roads without any fear. We were carrying sponge iron on our trucks when they (Maoists) fired at us. We stop our vehicles on strike days for this fear, but now it is happening on workdays too," said Gobinda Senapati. (ANI)

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