Maoists blew up the house of a CRPF jawan on Wednesday night at Kutumba in Aurangabad, in ‘response’ to the July 19 Madanpur police firing that had killed two persons.
Police said more than 100 rebels, over two dozens of them armed, surrounded the house of CPRF jawan Vinod Singh who was a part of Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) team of CRPF at Gaya camp in Kutumba.
The rebels asked all the jawan’s family to vacate the house before they looted it, blew it up with a bomb and torched it. No one was hurt.
The Maoists left posters that said the attack was in retaliation against the Madanpur firing. They also threatened that such attacks “could be repeated if police did not stop anti-Naxal operations”.