Bihar: Villager killed, four naxalites arrested
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 22:29
Jamui (Bihar): A villager was killed and four Naxalites arrested following an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in the forests at Hasikol in Jamui district, a police officer said.

The villager, identified as Dudha Murmu, was killed after he was hit by a stray bullet during the encounter between the security forces and the naxalites while he was collecting fruits from the forests, Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajnarayan Singh said.

The security forces arrested four hardcore naxalites and seized from them a haul of arms and ammunitions in an encounter lasting six hours, he said.

The security forces, comprising CRPF, district armed police force, STF and SAP, used rocket launchers, explosive launchers during over 100 rounds of firing on the heavily armed ultras, Singh said.

Besides arresting four ultras, the security forces also seized two mobile phones, one walky talky, one laptop, one medical kit, 12 quintal explosives and one AK-47 rifle, the Jamui SP said, adding three of the ultras were identified as Talo Soren, Budhan Marandi and Jagat Marandi.

The identity of the fourth naxalite in police custody was being ascertained, he said.

There was no no casualty or injury to the security forces involved in the operation against the naxalites, Singh said.


First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 22:29

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