Three police personnel were killed and another one was injured in an attack by suspected Naxalites at a Doordarshan relay centre in Maoist-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in the wee hours on Sunday.
"The incident took place at the Doordarshan transmission centre at Marenga village under Parpa police station in the district at around 3 AM, leaving three policemen killed and one injured," Director General of Police (DGP) Ramniwas said.
He, however, said that they were yet to verify whether the attack was carried out by Naxals.
Marenga village is around 15 km from Jagdalpur, the district headquarters. The deceased were identified as head constable Silbhanush Ekka and constables Alexander Lakra and Vasudev Sahu of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF).
"The injured constable Majhar Khan has been referred to
According to police sources, security forces have launched a search operation in the region to nab the attackers and further probe is on.
We the members of adp3 are deeply aggrieved for this heinous activity. Our DG’s concern and timely visit to the place is highly appreciable. We request and hope that after this incident security measures in all Doordarshan Kendras / units will be tightened to protect human life and equipment as well.