DISTURBING PICS: Maoists Attack Poll Party In Jharkhand, Kill 5 Cops And 3 Officials

Daily News In English



Eight persons – five polling officials and three policemen – were killed and seven others injured when suspected Maoists blew up their vehicle near Asnajore village in Shikaripara police station of Jharkhand’s Dumka district.
Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said a landmine was triggered when they were returning from poll duty. “The tragedy could have been averted had the policemen heeded security instructions exhorting them to avoid travelling on any vehicle in Maoists-hit areas,” said Kumar.
Jharkhand police spokesperson Anurag Gupta said that the rescue team has found bodies of eight people from the blast site.

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