At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven wounded in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday in the deadliest ambush by Maoists on security forces in seven years.
The nearly 100-strong CRPF patrol, that was providing security for road construction work, came under fierce gunfire from Maoist guerrillas who were occupying vantage positions. Maoists mounted the assault around 12:25pm in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country.
The CRPF released the names of paramilitary soldiers who were killed in the brutal attack:
|Raghubir Singh||INSP/S||NP Sonkar||CT/GD|
|Sanjay Kumar T||ASI/GD||KK Pandey||CT/GD|
|Rameshwar Lal||ASI/GD||Vinay Chndra Burman||CT/GD|
|KK Das||SI/GD||P Alagupandi||CT/GD|
|Naresh Kumar||ASI/GD||Abhay Kumar||CT/GD|
|Surender Kumar||HC/RO||N Senthil Kumar||CT/GD|
|Banna Ram||HC/RO||N Thrumurugan||CT/GD|
|LP Singh||HC/GD||Ranjit Kumar||CT/GD|
|Naresh Yadav||H/GD||Ashish KR Singh||CT/GD|
|Saurabh Kumar||CT/GD||Anup Karmakar||CT/GD|
|Abhay Mishra||CT/GD||Ram Mehar||HC/GD|
(With inputs from PTI)