One killed as Maoists fire at bus in Chhattisgarh

March 16th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, March 16 (IANS) One person was killed when armed Maoist guerrillas opened indiscriminate fire on a passenger bus in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, police said Monday.
Two people were also injured when Maoists stopped a mini-bus in a heavily forested area in Bijapur district, about 420 km from here, Sunday night. Government teacher Pradeep Amla, 28, succumbed to injuries on his way to hospital, said Deputy Inspector General Pawan Deo.

Two men received gunshot wounds in the leg and have been admitted to a hospital in Bijapur.

At least eight passengers were in the bus, which was on its way to Bijapur town from Jagdalpur, headquarters of Bastar district.

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