ONI Bureau: A village sarpanch’s husband was killed by Naxals in Sukma district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased identified as Kalmu Dhruva, was a worker of the Communist Party of India (CPI), while his wife is a sarpanch of Bodko village. Kalmu Dhruva was beaten to death with sticks reportedly. The Naxals have also left messages calling for a boycott of the Assembly polls.
It is to be noted that polling will be held on November 12 in 18 constituencies in eight Naxal-affected districts – Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon.
In a bid to prevent possible Maoist activities, the Election Commission of India has directed Odisha Government to seal the border being shared by the two neighbouring states.
The eight districts of Odisha – Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Koraput are bordering Chhattisgarh.
As per recent news, 3 CISF Jawans and 3 civilians injured seriously in maoist terror attack in Dantewada. CISF Coy in civilian bus was on election duty and going to buy vegetables/groceries this morning.