29 killed, 250 missing in Chattisgarh naxal attack
800 naxalites attacked a camp in Chattisgarh, killing 29 people and injuring 80, 250 people are missing since.india Updated: Jul 17, 2006 23:56 IST
At least 29 people were killed and 80 injured, 30 of them seriously, while about 250 people went missing when some 800 armed naxalites attacked a relief camp in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Monday, police said.
"Twenty-nine people are killed, 80 injured, 30 of them seriously and 250 are missing from the Errabore relief camp, 550 km from the state capital, where 4,000 villagers were staying, after about 800 armed naxalites attacked the camp along with a CRPF base at about 1 am on Monday at the same place, police sources told.
The naxalites triggered blasts and indiscriminately fired at the camp, the sources said.
Three villagers were burnt to death and others were killed either by sharp-edged weapons or bullet injuries, they said.
Of the missing 250 people, 23, including a women Special Police Officer, were kidnapped by the naxalites and a search was on in that area to trace them, the sources said.
Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the incident but admitted that there was lacuna in providing security to the people at the relief camp because of which such incident took place. He promised to take action against the officials responsible for the lapse.