Tribal woman steps on mine planted by Naxals in Sukma, killed

Raipur: A tribal woman was killed in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in a forest pocket of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The incident took place on a "kuchha" track, which is often used by the security forces during their patrolling in the region, near Kottacheru village under Bhejji police station limits on Friday morning, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told PTI.

As per preliminary information, the woman identified as Muchaki Hidme (30), stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) on the track triggering an explosion leaving her dead, he said.

The victim belonged to a nearby Gorkha village. Soon after getting information of the incident, security forces were rushed to the place and the body was brought to Konta, he added.

An eight-year-old girl was killed on Thursday in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals, in Muraliguda forests of Konta region in Sukma.

PTI


Published Date: Mar 18, 2016 01:39 pm | Updated Date: Mar 18, 2016 01:40 pm