Sukma Naxal attack: Someone needs to pay for the life of my countrymen, says Gautam Gambhir

The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence-affected district area of the state.

Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Sukma Naxal attack: Someone needs to pay for the life of my countrymen, says Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi: Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Monday slammed the ghastly attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday night, in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed while six others were left wounded.

Gambhir, who is known for his remarks on hot topics, took to Twitter to write, "Chattisgarh, Kashmir, North East,do v need more alarm bells or r we a deaf state?Life of my countrymen isn't cheap,someone needs 2 pay 4 it."

The attack took place between Burkapal-Chintagufa area in south Bastar, the worst Maoist violence-affected district area of the state.

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.

The area is close to the Chintagufa-Burkapal-Bheji axis, the hotbed of naxal violence which has seen a number of such attacks in the past resulting in high casualties.

Recently, soon after a video of Kashmiri youth brutally attacking a CRPF soldier went viral on social media, Gambhir once again expressed his anger on Twitter.

The Delhi batsman, who doesn't hesitate in sharing his thoughts on burning issues, took to Twitter to slam the Kashmiri youngsters for the heinous incident.

"For every slap on my army's Jawan lay down at least a 100 jihadi lives. Whoever wants Azadi LEAVE NOW! Kashmir is ours. #kashmirbelongs2us," he tweeted.

The video showed a group of angry youngsters targeting the CRPF personnel as they return from carrying out their duty in Budgam district.