Chhattisgarh: Tribal woman killed in pressure bomb blast

Raipur, Mar 18: A tribal woman was today killed in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in a forest pocket of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.

The incident took place on a 'kuchha' track, which is often used by the security forces during their patrolling in the region, near Kottacheru village under Bhejji police station limits this morning, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told PTI.


As per preliminary information, the woman identified as Muchaki Hidme (30) stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) on the kuchha triggering an explosion leaving her dead, he said. The victim belonged to a nearby Gorkha village.

Soon after getting information of the incident, security forces were rushed to the place and the body was brought to Konta, he added.

Yesterday, an eight-year-old girl was killed in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals, in Muraliguda forests of Konta region in Sukma.


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