DANTEWADA: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near Bodli in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Wednesday morning.
The martyred soldier has been identified as Roshan Kumar, a resident of Bihar's Nawada. He was a part of 195 battalion of the CRPF.
The blast took place at around 6:15 am on Tuesday, about 700 meters away from the Malewahi CRPF camp near Dantewada-Jagdalpur border. Pressure mechanism was used in the IED bomb, said reports.
The CRPF battalion had gone for an ambush at 11:45 pm on Tuesday night. The incident took place around 6:15 am on Wednesday morning, while Kumar was returning from duty.
The remains of the deceased jawan was brought to Chhattisgarh's Barsur on Wednesday.