One jawan killed, three injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

The incident took place at around 1.45 pm in Rabdipara village under Phulbagdi police station area when a team of jawans had been sent for a combing operation.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2018 17:32 IST
Ritesh Mishra
Ritesh Mishra
Hindustan Times, Raipur
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The DRG is a special anti-Maoist police force deployed in the insurgency-hit districts of Chhattisgarh. (HT File Photo)

A District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawan was killed and three others were injured in an IED blast triggered allegedly by Maoists in Sukma district of Bastar region on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The incident took place at around 1.45 pm in Rabdipara village under Phulbagdi police station area when a team of jawans had been sent for a combing operation, Inspector general (IG) of Bastar, Vivekanand Sinha said.

“When the team was crossing a village known as Rabdipara, the Maoists triggered an IED, in which four of them were injured. Later, a constable Gyandhar Pradhan died and the rest were rushed to the district hospital,” Sinha added.

The DRG is a special anti-Maoist police force deployed in the insurgency-hit districts of the state.

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 17:32 IST