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Suspected Maoists kill constable with a bow and arrow in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A police constable was killed by suspected Maoists with an arrow in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district today, the police said.

Assistant constable Somlu Hemla (30) posted at Mirtur police station limits was killed with a bow and arrow in Patliguda village of the region, a police official said.

 Suspected Maoists kill constable with a bow and arrow in Chhattisgarh

Threat from Maoists. AFP

Soon after information was received, security forces were rushed to the spot, the official said, adding further details are awaited.

In another incident, Maoists torched a road roller and a motorcycle in Kanker district of North Bastar region.

The incident took place at Sarhandi Sihari village under Tadoki police station limits, the official said.

A group of armed Maoists reached the spot where construction of a road was underway and set ablaze the road roller and the motorbike, he said.

After committing the crime, the Maoists fled deep into the forest.

A combing operation has been launched in the region to nab the insurgents, he said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 02, 2015 22:44:34 IST