Three Jharkhand cops killed in Naxal attack in Latehar

Police sources said that the Maoists fired indiscriminately on a PCR van, standing on the roadside  heading towards Latehar.


Published: 22nd November 2019 11:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2019 12:01 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

RANCHI: Three policemen, including a sub-inspector were killed after a police team was attacked by Maoists at NH-22 near Rukaiya More at Chandwa in Latehar district of Jharkhand late in the evening on Friday.

Police sources said that the Maoists fired indiscriminately on a PCR van, standing on the roadside
heading towards Latehar.

Those who got killed in the attack have been identified as Sub-inspector Sukra Oraon, constables Yamuna Prasad, Dinesh Ram and driver Yamuna Prasad. Another constable Shambu Prasad is critical and has been rushed to Ranchi for better treatment.

According to police, the Maoists started firing indiscriminately on the patrolling party. In retaliation, the policemen also opened fired on them which lasted for about half an hour.


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