Maoists blow up jailer’s ancestral house in Jharkhand

February 10th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 10 (IANS) Maoist rebels Monday night blew up the ancestral house of an assistant jailer in the state’s Chatra district, charging him with torturing jailed rebels, police Tuesday said.

According to police, more than 100 rebels of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Monday night came to the house of Chandrashekhar Dagi in Lembugua village of Chatra district, around 190 km from Ranchi. Dagi is posted in Hazaribagh central jail as assistant jailer.

The Maoists asked all the people inside to come out before blowing up the house. Dagi’s mother and cousin were present in the house. No one was injured in the incident, though the house was completely destroyed.

The Maoist rebels said Dagi was torturing rebels in Hazaribagh central jail.

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

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