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Six villagers killed by Naxals in Chh’garh

May 16, 2010

Six villagers, including a sarpanch, were killed by Naxalites near Teregaon in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh early on Sunday, police said.

Police officials said at Teregaon, Unchapur and Korcha, falling under Manapur police limits in the district, Naxalites killed six villagers including a sarpanch (village head) and threw their bodies outside the villages.

It could not be immediately ascertained why these villagers had been targeted by the Maoists.

A police team has been sent to the spot, they said.

“We expect to get more information on the incident after recovering the bodies of the villagers,” they said.

Rajnandgaon district has witnessed a series of Naxalite attacks in the past. In July last year, Maoists had attacked a police party killing 29 personnel, including Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar Choubey.

Maoists kill constable in Orissa

Suspected Maoists gunned down a police constable in Orissa’s Malkangiri district on Sunday, police said.

Ramachandra Rao, who was posted at the police outpost at Padia, was on duty at the weekly tribal ‘haat’ (market) when three ultras shot him dead, they said, adding the trio was in plain clothes.

The incident sparked off panic in the area.

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