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Sukma victims: The CRPF soldiers killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

The Sukma attack, which occurred between the Burkapal-Chintagufa area in the Maoist hotbed of Bastar, is the worst in seven years.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:19 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Home minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to the CRPF jawans killed in the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, in Raipur.(PTI Photo)

At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven wounded in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday in the deadliest ambush by Maoists on security forces in seven years.

The nearly 100-strong CRPF patrol, that was providing security for road construction work, came under fierce gunfire from Maoist guerrillas who were occupying vantage positions. Maoists mounted the assault around 12:25pm in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country.

The CRPF released the names of paramilitary soldiers who were killed in the brutal attack: 

Paramilitary soldiers of the 74 Batallion killed in Sukma attack
Name Rank NameRank
Raghubir SinghINSP/SNP SonkarCT/GD
Sanjay Kumar TASI/GDKK PandeyCT/GD
Rameshwar Lal ASI/GDVinay Chndra BurmanCT/GD
KK Das SI/GDP AlagupandiCT/GD
Naresh KumarASI/GDAbhay KumarCT/GD
Surender KumarHC/RON Senthil KumarCT/GD
Banna RamHC/RON ThrumuruganCT/GD
LP SinghHC/GDRanjit KumarCT/GD
Naresh YadavH/GDAshish KR SinghCT/GD
BadmanabanHC/GDManoj KumarCT/GD
Saurabh KumarCT/GDAnup KarmakarCT/GD
Abhay MishraCT/GDRam MeharHC/GD
Banmali RamCT/GD

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Apr 25, 2017 13:34 IST