The Maoists gouged out the eyes and chopped off the tongue of a CRPF man while he was probably still alive during an ambush at Ambatikar forest in Jharkhand’s Latehar area on January 6.
Two Maoists, who were allegedly involved in Monday's encounter that killed ten security men and four villagers in Latehar district, have been arrested, police said on Friday.
The remains of the Maoist-police encounter in the forests of Jharkhand have shown that the security persons did not hesitate to throw non-combatants into deathtraps to protect themselves.
Maoists once again displayed their propensity towards brutal violence when they cut open the body of a slain trooper on Tuesday and implanted an improvised explosive device to booby-trap the security personnel carrying out rescue operations. B Vijay Murty and Deepak Mahato report.
Suspense prevailed in political circles in Jharkhand on Wednesday with a Raj Bhavan spokesperson saying governor Syed Ahmad would take a couple of days to decide whether to accept Arjun Munda's recommendation or call another combination to form the next government. B Vijay Murty and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi report.
Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed is understood to have recommended President's rule in the state by keeping the Assembly under suspended animation.
At least six security personnel were killed and four were missing on Tuesday after a Maoist ambush a day earlier in Jharkhand.
A day after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) pulled out of the BJP-led ruling coalition, Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda submitted his resignation to governor Syed Ahmad on Tuesday and recommended dissolution of the assembly.
Seven security personnel were killed and nine others injured by Maoists during an encounter in Jharkhand’s Naxal-hit Latehar district. Sources said at least 10 Maoists had been killed, HT reports.
A teenaged girl died after being set ablaze by a young man resulting in her death in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharswan district.
Political instability has resurfaced in Jharkhand with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and BJP — the two main allies of the ruling coalition government led by the BJP’s Arjun Munda — crossing swords over power-sharing, HT reports.
The Jharkhand Police have launched a massive hunt for a paddy trader who allegedly planned the rape and murder of his daughter and the killing of her lover from another community.
Five men were beaten to death by villagers after they allegedly teased women and girls in Jharkhand's Khuti district on Saturday, police said.
The Maoists shot dead an alleged former Maoist after branding him as "police informer" in Latehar district.
Suspected Maoist guerrillas torched eight vehicles of a private company involved in road construction work in Jharkhand's Dumka district, police said on Friday.