SPO shot dead by Naxals in Dantewada

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Raipur, May 19: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was shot dead on Wednesday, May 18, allegedly by a group of Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, a day after seven CRPF jawans were killed in a landmine blast triggered by the outlaws in the district.

About a dozen Naxals cornered SPO Koasalal Markam at a weekly market at Chhindgarh village and shot him dead, Dantewada SP Ankit Garg said.

"Kosalal had gone to the market to buy the necessities when about 12 Naxals also reached there and fired three round killing him on the spot," he said adding that assailants fled from the scene.

Naxals had triggered a landmine blast on a patch connecting Sukma and Keralapal areas of the district last evening when the CRPF team was returning from Keralapal resulting in the death of seven jawans.

PTI

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