A cameraman from national broadcaster Doordarshan has been killed in an attack by Naxals in Dantewada’s Aranpur area in Chhattisgarh. Two security personnel have also lost their lives in the attack. The details of how they were killed are awaited.
Just last week, four soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed after Maoists blew up their anti-landmine vehicle in Bijapur district, Two other CRPF jawans were injured in the improvised explosive device or IED blast.
The Doordarshan crew was in Chhattisgarh to cover the elections. The first phase of the elections will be held in 18 constituencies in the eight Naxal-affected districts – Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon.
Naxals had recently put up posters in parts of Bastar region calling for boycott of the polls.