Constable killed by Maoists in Jharkhand

March 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, March 18 (IANS) A constable was killed by Maoist rebels in Jharkhand’s Giridih district, police said Wednesday.
On a tip off, security personnel raided a Maoist hideout near Bhaliaahi village of Giridih district, 190 km from here, Tuesday night.

“When security personnel asked the rebels to surrender, the members of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) retaliated. In the gun battle that lasted more than two hours, one constable Surendra was killed,” a police officer said.

He said the rebels managed to escape from the spot.

In Jharkhand, Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts. More than 1,450 people have been killed in Maoist-related violence in the last eight years.

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