CRPF constable killed in Maoist-triggered blast

Bokaro (Jharkhand): A CRPF constable was on Saturday killed when the Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Bokaro district.

Constable Basu Matari died on the spot after the blast triggered by the Maoists at Jhumra hills, CRPF Commandant MI Malik told newsmen here.

The explosion took place when CRPF personnel were removing Maoist posters calling for boycott of panchayat polls at Jamuni Jara near the hills, he added.

The police had found posters by the Maoists calling for boycott of rural polls in Lohardaga and Gumla districts earlier this week.

The five-phase panchayat poll in the state begins November 27.