Almost a week after the Naxal-attack on the police personnel in Gariaband, in which nine police personnel were killed, the lone police jawan, who had gone missing, was spotted in an unconscious state in a village in Gariaband and was hospitalised later.
The Additional Director General of Police (Naxal Operation) Ram Niwas said, "On May 23, nine police personnel including Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pawar attained martyrdom. Since then, the police jawan Hola Ram Sahu was gone missing."
"A jeep-driver spotted Sahu lying in an unconscious state on a road in Dhawalpur village in Gariaband. The driver informed the Mainpur police station and Sahu was later admitted to a hospital," Ram Niwas added.
He added that few days back, the police had got reports that Sahu was in the custody of Naxals. Sahu had also reportedly made attempts to establish contacts with his family. Following this, a posse of policemen was sent to the forest area in search of him.
Ram Niwas said, "Marks were found on Sahu's body, which show that he was subject to physical torture. He is the only eyewitness of the incident and he can throw light on what exactly happened at that time."