The unique initiative is gaining popularity not only among the general public. District chiefs of adjoining districts are also taking a cue from it and are keen on implementing it.
The banned CPI (Maoist) had planted as many as 56 IEDs along the route in the Naxal-affected Samri, with an intent to ambush the troopers who were expected to cover the area during their patrol.
The private bus was on its way to Balrampur from Badni when it overturned while trying to save a motorcyclist near Chaipurwa village.
Savitri Devi was sitting on the terrace with her daughter-in-law Renu when monkeys attacked them, police said.