Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma - Horrific pics from encounter site

The 25 CRPF jawans who were killed in Naxal ambush in Sukma, were having lunch when a hail of bullets and grenades hit them fatally.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
 Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma - Horrific pics from encounter site
Pic courtesy: ANI

Raipur: A day after 25 CRPF jawans were killed in a deadly Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, visuals of the mayhem that took place are tumbling out.

A party of about 36 troops, out of the total 99, came under the first assault after they had ventured out from Burkapal to sanitise and provide protection to a 5.5-km long road construction work connecting Chitagufa in the said district, officials said on Tuesday.

The Maoists squad "very discreetly with the aid of locals" kept tracking the movement of the troops when one party of 36, out of the total three, sat down for launch, the strong squad of Naxals, possessing sophisticated weapons, took them by surprise and rained heavy gunfire, they said.

A huge assortment of 22 smart arms, including 13 AK series assault rifles and 5 INSAS rifles, 3,420 live rounds of various rifles, 75 magazines of AK rifles, 31 of INSAS, 67 live UBGL rounds, 22 bullet proof jackets, two binoculars, five wireless sets and a deep search metal detector were also looted by Naxals, they said, as per PTI.

While a top CRPF officer said the killed troops had "finished their lunch" and may be were not in an absolute alert mode for the next few minutes, other officials said "some of them were having their lunch" when the attack was launched around 12:30 pm.

See some of photos of the encounter site (Courtesy - ANI):