A police jawan was on Tuesday hacked to death by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, a top official said. According to preliminary information, a group of four-five unidentified ultras attacked assistant constable Lakhmu Telam (35), killing him on the spot, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told PTI.
The incident took place at Nemed village market under Jangla police station limits around 3.30 pm, he said. After getting the news, a police team was rushed to the spot.
A native of Vijay Nagar in Bijapur district, Telam was posted with the District Reserve Group of police. He was on leave since October 7, the ASP said.
A combing operation was launched in the region to nab the assailants, he said.