Jharkhand Maoist encounter: Bomb found inside jawan

Updated: January 10, 2013 19:01 IST

A bomb has been found inside the body of a security personnel who was killed in a Maoist encounter this week in Jharkhand's Latehar district. The discovery was made when the body was brought in for post-mortem at a hospital in Ranchi. The Bomb Disposal Squad was called in and they have safely removed the device. As per reports, the bomb was stitched inside the body in a manner that it could have exploded on exertion of minimal pressure. Four bodies of jawans had gone missing from the scene of the encounter and were recovered 24 hours later. The body in which the explosive was found was one among them. Fourteen people, including 12 jawans of the CRPF were killed during the Latehar encounter on Tuesday. Around 16 injured police personnel are being treated at Apollo hospital on the outskirts of Ranchi.

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