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Maoists abduct 5 in Chhattisgarh

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 00:25 IST
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Five villagers have been kidnapped by Naxalites in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said on Wednesday.

Armed Naxalites stopped a jeep near Gaganpalli village under Errabore police station area, about 550 km from Raipur, and kidnapped four passengers on Tuesday, Dantewada police sources said.

In a similar incident close to that spot, Maoists stopped a truck and kidnapped one person, police said.

"Search parties have been sent, after getting information of that incidents today, to various places to trace the kidnapped persons but police is yet to find anyone," the sources said.

In Errabore on July 17, Naxalites had killed 31 villagers and injured 80, who were staying in the state government-run relief camps and since then the people of that area were living in terror, police said.

In the last one year, 50 policemen and about 300 villagers have been killed and in Naxal-related violence in Dantewada district and over 50,000 villagers were staying in relief camps out of fear from Maoists, police said.