Sixteen killed in naxal attack in Maharashtra

May 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), 22 May (ANI): In a brutal naxal attack at Twitola in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district sixteen policemen, including an inspector, a sub-inspector and five women constables, were killed. According to reports, a police party was on routine patrolling between Mumumgaon and Dhanora when Naxals opened indiscriminate fire from Hatti Gota hillock, near Dhanora taluka headquarters. The deceased were identified as Inspector Avinash Iyer, sub-inspector Shantaram Ghorpade, Shafi Bhaktdas Shettiwar, havildars Suresh Kirange and Hemraj Tembhurne, nayak Kashinath Rohankar, constables Damodar Naitam, Sadanand Madavi, Santosh Durge, Vilas Mandale, Manik Usendi and woman constables Shobha Tade, Gendkumar Fardia, Shakuntala Aalam, Alka Gawde and Sunita Kallo.Immediately after the attack a police force, medical team, bomb detection and disposal squad and doq squad were rushed to the site. (ANI)

Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Sharma said that all the bodies were being brought back to Gadchiroli district headquarters and further will be kept at the district hospital for post-martem.

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