Raipur: Naxals set ablaze a truck and allegedly kidnapped its helper in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Monday.
"A group of Naxals torched an empty truck of a private transport company and abducted its helper near Bodra nullah under Benoor police station limits late last night," Narayanpur Sub-Divisional Officer of Police C D Tirki said.
The vehicle was heading towards Benoor from Narayanpur when about 12 armed ultras stopped it near Bodra nullah. After forcing the the truck's driver and helper to alight they burnt the vehicle, he said.
While escaping from the spot after the offence, they allegedly took the helper alongwith them assuring the driver that they would release him after a few hours. However, no communication has been received till now about his whereabouts, the officer said.
Soon after getting news of the incident, security forces were rushed to search the area, he said adding that efforts were on to trace the kidnapped person and the culprits.