Latehar (Jharkhand): Maoists fired
indiscriminately at a police station in Latehar district in
the wee hours today, leaving a man dead.
The man was sleeping on the roadside around 1.30 am,
when a bullet hit him as Maoists opened gun fire at Balumath
Police Station and a nearby camp of security personnel, Vinay
Kumar Singh, officer-in-charge of the police station, told
The Maoists were forced to retreat after retaliatory
action by the security forces. No casualties have been
reported from either side.
The body of the destitute was recovered this morning.
The rebels also blew up the vacant house of panchayat
member, Rajendra Sahu, around the same time in the area,
Agitated villagers have put up road blockade on NH-99
protesting against the incident.