CoBRA commando injured in face-off with Naxals, dies

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Raipur, Sep 21: A CoBRA commando, who was critically injured in an encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district last week, died at a private hospital here today.

Head Constable Uday Narayan Goud (41), belonging to CRPF's specialised unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action's (CoBRA) 206th battalion, succumbed this morning at Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur, a CRPF official said.

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Wreath-laying ceremony of the jawan will be held at the police battalion camp at Mana in the outskirts of the capital at 4 PM, the official said.

Subsequently, the body will be sent by air to his native place in Buxar district of Bihar, he added.

The jawan had sustained bullet injuries in his stomach during the gun-battle with ultras which took place in the restive Karigundam forests under Chintagufa Police Station limits of Sukma on September 16 while they were returning after an area domination operation in the region.

Soon after the incident, he was airlifted to Raipur for the treatment.

PTI 

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