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India: Naxal terrorists kill road contractor in C'garh

Bijapur, Mar 24 (PTI) Naxals on Tuesday killed a road contractor and set two vehicles and a machine on fire in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place in the evening hours on the under construction Cherkakodi-Bhandarpal road in Awapalli police station limits, a senior police official said.

India: Encounter with Naxal terrorists: Bodies of 17 missing cops found

Raipur, Mar 22 (PTI) Bodies of 17 security personnel, who were missing after an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, were found on Sunday, police said.

"Bodies of 17 security personnel were recovered by a search team and were being evacuated from forests," Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

India: Naxal terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in C'garh

Raipur, Mar 19 (PTI) A Naxal was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, police said.

The skirmish took place around 7.30 am in the forest near Gampur village under Kirandul police station area, when a joint team of security forces was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

India: BSF jawan hurt in encounter with Naxal terrorists

Raipur, Mar 16 (PTI) A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was on Monday injured in an encounter with naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said.

The skirmish took place when a team of the BSF's 157th battalion was out on a patrolling duty, a police official told PTI.

When the team reached near Musaghat area under Partapur police station limits, a group of ultras triggered an IED (improvised explosive device) blast and opened indiscriminate firing on security forces, he said.

India: Police jawan killed by suspected Naxal terrorists in Chhattisgarh

Sukma, Mar 12 (PTI) A District Reserve Guard jawan was killed by suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, a police official said on Thursday.

The body of assistant constable Kadti Kanna was found near his village Argatta under Dornapal police station area on Thursday morning, the official said.

India: 2,575 rape cases reported in Chhattisgarh in 13 months

Raipur, Mar 4 (PTI) As many as 2,575 rape cases were registered in Chhattisgarh from January 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020, maximum of them in Raipur district, the state Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question by the BJP's Brijmohan Agrawal, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu said 17,009 cases of dacoity, rape, theft, murder and loot were registered in the state during this 13-month period.

India: Man sentenced to life for raping 10-year-old

Raipur, Feb 26 (PTI) A fast track court in Chhattisgarh's Durg district sentenced a man to imprisonment for life for raping a 10-year-old girl.

Special judge Subhra Pachouri on Tuesday sentenced Sanju Kumar Singh (26) to life imprisonment till natural death and imposed a cumulative fine of Rs 6,000 on him, additional public prosecutor Kamal Kishore Verma said.

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