Raipur: An Assistant Constable was killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district while he was returning to the police camp after having a meal in his house, police said on Tuesday.
Tirupati was shot at by the ultras near Cherpal police camp under Bijapur Police Station limits last evening. He succumbed to his injuries at around 1 AM at Maharani Hospital in Jagdalpur, a senior police official said.
The Assistant Constable, posted with Cherpal police camp, was returning to his workplace after having a meal in his house, located around 1 km from the camp, when a small team of Naxals fired at him, the officer said.
Hearing the sound of gunshots, police personnel from the camp rushed to the spot and the ultras escaped. Tirupati was brought to Bijapur district headquarters in an inured state from where he was shifted to the hospital in Jagdalpur, he said.
A search operation has been launched to trace the assailants, the officer said.