Cop abducted, killed by naxals in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: A police jawan was allegedly abducted and killed by naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday.
"Assistant Constable Sitaram Bagde, who was abducted last night, was found dead near Kachlaram village under Farsegarh police station limits this morning," Deputy Inspector General of Police (south Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Bagde, posted at Kotwali police station, was forcibly taken away by ultras when he was returning to Bijapur from his sister's place in Farsegarh.
Naxals had set ablaze a passenger bus near Kachlaram between Farsegarh and Toynar late last evening after asking its occupants to get down, the officer said.
Subsequently, the ultras had stopped some passersby, including Bagde, who was on his motorcycle, at the spot.
"When naxals discovered about his identity, they took him to forest along with them," he said. Bagde's body with his throat slit was spotted by some locals this morning, the DIG said.