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Ex-BJP MLA escapes Maoist attack; red rebels slit throats of 2 cops

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Ex-BJP MLA escapes Maoist attack; red rebels slit throats of 2 cops

Highlights

  • Gurucharan Nayak narrowly escaped a Maoist attack in Jharkhand.
  • Police said that the attack was by members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit.
  • Red rebels slit the throats of his two policemen bodyguards and snatched three AK-47 rifles.

Former BJP MLA from Manoharpur, Gurucharan Nayak, on Tuesday narrowly escaped a Maoist attack in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district but the red rebels slit the throats of his two policemen bodyguards and snatched three AK-47 rifles before escaping from the spot, a senior officer said.

Chakradharpur Sub-divisional Police Officer Dilip Khalkho said that the attack by members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit took place in Jheelruwa village in the Goilkera police station area after a football match in which Nayak was the chief guest.

“Soon after the local football match was over, the Maoists, who were in the crowd of football-watchers, suddenly attacked Nayak. He somehow managed to escape with the help of his policemen bodyguards.

“The Maoists, however, slit the throats of his two policemen bodyguards and snatched their AK-47 rifles. They also snatched a similar rifle from another security personnel and fled the spot,” the officer said.

More security forces have been sent to the spot which is in a forested area and further details are awaited, he said. Nayak had a similar narrow escape when he was attacked by Maoists in the Anandpur police station area in the district in 2012. 

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