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Two killed in Maoist ambush in West Singbhum | Ranchi News

Jamshedpur/Bokaro: Two people, including a police personnel, were killed in firing by Maoists in Keraikela police station area of West Singhbhhum on Sunday, SP Indrajeet Mahata said.
He said, “The Maoists squad opened fire on security personnel when they were crossing Jonua village in Keraikela. One of the deceased has been identified as Lakhinder Munda, a body guard of Chakradharpur SDPO Nathu Singh Meena, and the other person is Sunder Swarup Mahtoa, a special police officer. Both the men were rushed to the hospital in Chakradharpur but doctors declared them brought dead.”
The security forces were on a combing operation in the hilly, forested terrain when the incident occurred. The SP said, “Maoists were hiding behind the women and children and opened firing soon after noticing the security forces. Additional forces have been reinforced and the combing operation is underway.”
Notably, security forces had killed three PLFI members in Bandgaon under Tebo police station on Thursday.
In Giridih district, police on Sunday busted a naxal hideout and arrested a Maoist in two separate raids conducted with the help of the CRPF. Giridih SP S K Jha said, “A hardcore Maoist Rakesh Marandi was nabbed. He was a member of a squad active in the bordering areas of Bihar and Giridih district. During interrogation, Marandi confessed to his involvement in attacking workers at a bridge-construction site in Baghmari and Chirudih under Bhelwaghat police station on April 27.”
About the hideout, he said, “The naxal hideout was busted at the foothills of Parasnath under Nimyaghat police station. We also seized 45 electric detonators, 98 live cartridges, naxal literature, banners, posters and other items.”

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