Maoists forcibly halt passenger bus, kill a policeman
RAIPUR: Maoists on Saturday morning killed a constable
of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in Sukma district. The cop, Shiv Kumar, was
travelling in a passenger bus when the Maoists forced the driver to stop near
Temelwada. They identified the policeman, asked him to get down and killed him.
“He was unwell and travelling in a bus to a health
centre. The Maoists did not spare even a patient. It shows their extremely
cruel behaviour and disregard for human rights,” ADG (Naxal) operations RK Vij
While the Maoists often forcibly halt passenger buses
in Bastar and let them go only after frisking the travellers, they seem to have
increased the frequency recently. In the last fortnight, this is the third
instance that they stopped a passenger bus in the region.