At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and six wounded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, the deadliest attack by naxalites targeting security forces this year.
The naxalites mounted the assault around 12.25 pm in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country.
Inspector Raghubir Singh, the commander of the 99-member CRPF company which was attacked by Maoists was also among the 25 personnel killed in the deadly ambush.
The names of the others, all belonging to the 'Delta' company of the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), are:
Sub-Inspector KK Das, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Sanjay Kumar, Rameswar Lal, Naresh Kumar, Head Constables Surender Kumar, Banna Ram, LP Singh, Naresh Yadav, Padmanabhanand and Ram Mehar, Constables Saurabh Kumar, Abhay Mishra, Banmali Ram, NP Sonkar, KK Pandey, Vinay Chandra Burman, P Alagupandi, Abhay Kumar, N Senthil Kumar, N Thirumurgan, Ranjit Kumar, Ashish Singh, Manoj Kumar and Anup Karmakar.
The six injured have been identified as ASI R Chembram, Constables Mahender Singh, Jitender Kumar, Sher Mohammed, Lachhu Oraon and Sonawane Eashwar Suresh.
Published Date: Apr 25, 2017 04:21 pm | Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 04:21 pm