New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Singh's nephew died hours after he was beaten up and attacked with axes and knives by Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh in the wee hours on Friday.
Rahul Raidu, Ajay Singh's nephew, was a police jawan posted at Bhairamgarh Police Station.
As per initial reports, Raidu was playing cards with some villagers in Sanjay Para area, located on the outskirts of Bhairmagarh town, about 450 kms from here.
Meanwhile, a group of men armed with axes and knives arrived there and after an altercation with the jawan, they attacked him several times leaving him critically injured.
The assailants fled into the forest after committing the crime, the SP of the area was quoted as saying by DNA.
Rahul Raidu was soon admitted to a local hospital by the police.
He was later shifted to Jagdalpur hospital where he succumbed during treatment in the wee hours today, he said.
A combing operation has been launched in the interiors of Bhairamgarh region to trace the assailants, he added.