Suspected Maoists allegedly killed a laborer and torched four vehicles at a road construction site in Chhattisgarh’s Left-wing insurgency-hit Narayanpur district-. A police officer said on Friday.
A group of armed Naxals allegedly killed a laborer. Torched four vehicles and a JCB machine at a construction site on a road in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Thursday, police said.
The incident took place around 4.15 am in Madhonar village under Chhotedongar police station. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) scheme is constructing a culvert under, an official said.
At least 36 ultras stormed at the construction site, assaulted workers and opened fire at the supervisor, he said.
The cadres then proceeded to set fire to a JCB machine. Two tractors and two motorcycles at the site, the official said.
They found a Maoist pamphlet at the spot, in which the ultras have warned villagers to stay away from development activities,. The official said.
Inspector-General of Police (Bastar Range) Sunderaj P said that the incident took place on Thursday evening at Madhoner village of the district. He added around two dozen Maoists were involved in the attack. Sunderraj P said the attackers thrashed the labourer at the construction site before setting ablaze a JCB machine. Two tractors and two motorcycles there. The laborer who died identified as Sandip Bajan, who belonged to a village near the construction site.
A police team was rushed to the spot. And began a combing operation of the nearby areas to track down the attackers. The operation was still on, Police said they recovered a pamphlet from the attack scene warning villagers against participating in the developmental activities.
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