2 policemen, DD cameraman killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Two policemen and a cameraperson of Doordarshan were killed, and two others injured in a Maoist attack on Tuesday in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
The incident took place at around 11 am in a forest area near Nilawaya village, about 450 km from here, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.
The Maoists ambushed a squad of local police which was carrying out patrolling on motorcycles from Sameli camp towards Nilawaya on Tuesday morning, he said.
A three-member team of Doordarshan was travelling for election-related news coverage at the same time and was caught in the cross-fire, he said.
In the attack, Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap Singh, Assistant Constable Mangalu and DD News Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu were killed, Sundarraj said.
Sahu had come from New Delhi for the election coverage, he said.
Other two members of the DD team, including a journalist, were safe, the officer said.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore condemned the attack and said the insurgents wouldn't be able to weaken the government resolve. See inside