Soldier Of Paramilitary Force CRPF Killed In Jharkhand Maoist Encounter

A Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF soldier was killed in an encounter with maoists in the jungles of East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand today, a senior official said.

The encounter took place in Dalapani-Galudi axis of the district, he said.

The soldier belonged to the 193rd battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the official said.

According to the official, a joint team of the state police and CRPF was out for operations and an exchange of fire took place at about 9 am.

The constable rank soldier of the paramilitary force sustained bullet injuries and was killed on the spot, he said.

More details of the encounter are awaited, he added.


C. Kistler

Also editor of Nouvelle Turquie.