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Naxals kill two policemen in Maharashtra

One constable was killed on the spot while a sub inspector succumbed to injuries in a city hospital in Nagpur.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2006 22:10 IST

Two policemen were killed when Naxalites triggered a landmine explosion and opened indiscriminate firing on a police party in Phulbondi area of Gadchiroli in Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said.

One constable was killed on the spot while a sub inspector succumbed to injuries in a city hospital in Nagpur.

A police party from special anti-Naxal squad, C-60, on a patrol duty was moving in anti-landmine vehicle when Naxalites triggered the blast tossing vehicle in air.

Constable Davendra Rasekar died on the spot in Naxal firing while three policemen, including police sub inspector Harishchandra Madavi, Kusu Korade and Prakash Gorade sustained serious injuries.

The trio were brought to the city and admitted in a private nursing home where Madavi (48) succumbed to injuries.

"His body was handed over to police after post-mortem and was brought back to Gadchiroli, Superintendent of Police Shirish Jain said.

Inspector General anti-Naxalites operation Pankaj Gupta had also rushed to Gadchiroli.

The other two injured constables were admitted in a city nursing home and their condition was critical, Jain added.

Naxals had on March 14 carried out similar attack on policemen in Gadchiroli.