Naxals kill sarpanch in Bijapur district



Raipur: A sarpanch of Mankeli village in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh was allegedly stabbed to death by Naxals on Wednesday, police said.

"Budhram (45) was stabbed to death by four naxalites with sharp weapons in Nayapara locality of Bijapur district headquarter," SP Prashant Agrawal told PTI.

According to police, the ultras, dressed in school uniforms, attacked Budharam when he was taking a walk outside his house in Bijapur town, the administrative headquarter of Bijapur district, around 350 km from here.

Budhram had shifted to Bijapur from Mankeli after Salwa Judum, a movement aimed at countering naxalites in the region, was started there, Agrawal said.

PTI