Naxals beat up police officer in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh
Naxals brutally thrashed a police officer in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, police said.
Raipur: Naxals brutally thrashed a police officer in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, police said.
Assistant sub-inspector Maheshwar Dewangan, posted at Polampalli police station, sustained grievous injuries and had to be airlifted to Raipur for treatment.
Additional superintendent of police Harish Rathore said Dewangan was heading for the police station in a taxi from Dornapal to rejoin the duty after a vacation. He was in civil dress and unarmed.
About a dozen armed Maoists stopped the taxi near Gorguda village, asked Dewangan to get down, and beat him with sticks before leaving him bleeding at the spot, Rathore said.
A combing operation was launched to nab the ultras, he added.