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C'garh: DRG jawan killed by pressure bomb planted by naxals

PTI
Published : Feb 11, 2018, 12:54 pm IST
Updated : Feb 11, 2018, 12:54 pm IST

The DRG team was out on an area domination operation in a forest near Tippapuram, 500 kms from Raipur.

While cordoning off a nearby forest bordering Telangana, an assistant constable of the DRG inadvertently stepped on the pressure improvised explosive device connection following which it exploded. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 While cordoning off a nearby forest bordering Telangana, an assistant constable of the DRG inadvertently stepped on the pressure improvised explosive device connection following which it exploded. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Raipur: A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was killed when a pressure bomb planted by Naxals went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Sunday morning, police said.

The DRG team was out on an area domination operation in a forest near Tippapuram, about 500 kms from Raipur, when the blast occurred, a senior police official said. 

 

While cordoning off a nearby forest bordering Telangana, an assistant constable of the DRG inadvertently stepped on the pressure improvised explosive device (IED) connection following which it exploded, he said.

The security personnel, identified as Sondhar Hemla, died on the spot, he said.

Efforts were on to retrieve the body from the forest, the official said, adding that a combing operation was underway in the region.

Tags: district reserve guard, naxalites, improvised explosive device
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur