Headphones prove fatal for a civilian in Chhattisgarh Naxal ambush

Vikram was caught in the cross-fire between the security forces and the Naxals and hit by bullets and subsequently killed.

New Delhi | Published:March 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Listening to music using headphones proved fatal for a local villager who failed to hear the sound of automatic weapons and was caught in cross-fire between the security forces and the red rebels in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

When the Naxals ambushed the joint team of CRPF and Chhattisgarh police in Sukma district, Vikram Nishad was heading towards the spot on a motorbike with head phones plugged into his ears.

As he was listening music, he could not hear the sound of the gunfire that was coming from the attack site in the jungles of Tongapal.

Even though several people shouted and gestured to Vikram to stop and asked him not to go ahead, the biker could not comprehend anything due to the music and kept going.

Vikram was finally caught in the cross-fire between the security forces and the Naxals and hit by bullets and subsequently killed.

He was the only civilian who was killed along with 11 CRPF and 4 Chhattisgarh Police personnel when the Maoists ambushed them in Sukma district.