Death toll in Gadchiroli blast mounts to 13

Last Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:01

Nagpur: The death toll in the landmine blast
triggered by the Maoists in Maharashtra`s Gadchiroli district on March 27 has risen to 13 with the death of a CRPF trooper,
police said Thursday.

Nayan Jyoti, who hailed from Assam, succumbed to his
injuries in a private hospital here last night, police said,
adding his mortal remains are being flown to his native place
after the postmortem is conducted.

A group of Naxalites had triggered a landmine blast
killing 12 CRPF personnel of the 192nd battalion, including
two officers when their vehicle was blown off at Pushtola
village in Aheri taluka of the Maoist-infested district.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:01

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