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ASI and three jawans killed in Maoist attack in Latehar
Jharkhand

ASI and three jawans killed in Maoist attack in Latehar

Agency News

Latehar, Nov 23: With a week left when Jharkhand votes in the first phase of elections, the maoists made their impactful presence as they attacked a police patrolling vehicle at Lukaiya village on the NH-75 killing an Assitant Sub Inspector of Police and three jawans.

The ultras on late Friday night opened indiscriminate firing on the police patrolling vehicle which was on its routine patrol on the Ranchi road in which ASI Sukra Oraon, PCR driver Yamuna Ram and home guard jawan Sakendra Singh were martyred on the spot while another home guard jawan Shambu Prasad scummbed to his injuries at Chanho while he was being rushed to RIMS Ranchi.

DGP Jharkhand Kamal Nayan Choubey said that the jawans of the PCR were on VIP duty when suddenly the maoists opened fire. He said that police had information regarding presence of the maoists within 15 kilometer radius.