Chhattisgarh unit of Congress, which lost its chief Nand Kumar Patel and a few other leaders in the deadly Naxal attack in Bastar area on May 25, on Thursday started its `Kalash Yatra`, meant to pay tribute to the slain leaders.
The post-mortem report of senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, who was killed in an ambush by Naxals in Chhattisgarh last Saturday, has reportedly revealed that he bled to death and suffered 78 stab wounds.
The Chhattisgarh government has tightened security arrangements of the families of senior Congress leaders Nand Kumar Patel and Mahendra Karma, who were killed in a Maoist attack on Saturday in Bastar.
The final rites of Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh, who were killed in the Naxal attack on Saturday, were performed with state honours at their native village Nandeli in Raigarh district today.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has termed the Naxal attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh as gruesome, and said that the government needed to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism and Naxalism.