Maoists set fire to road construction vehicles in Chhattisgarh


    Kanker (Chhattisgarh), May 26 (ANI): A frustrated Maoist group targeted a road construction project near Barabsapur village in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker District late on Tuesday evening.  Several trucks and earthmoving machinery were set o fire.

    According to eyewitnesses, over six Maoists attacked the site and torched the  vehicles while another 150 stood in the distance on the hilly tracts of Barabsapur.

    “We were loading our trucks. They came up got the truck down, emptied the truck and set it in fire. There were nearly six Maoists and others were standing down. There were nearly 150 Maoists standing below and they had weapons with them,” said Sonher Thakur, a driver.

    Barabsapur is over 45 kilometres away from Kanker.

    In last 24 hours the Maoists have killed four villagers and set fire to five vehicles in Chhattisgarh.

    According to sources, the Maoists had kidnapped at least 12 villagers from Bijapur District on Sunday suspecting them to be police informers

    The dead bodies of three of have been recovered.

    The Maoists have released nine unharmed.

    In a separate incident, Maoists had killed a villager of Nayapara in the district on the same ground, whose body too was recovered on Tuesday.

    On Tuesday morning, Maoists set fire to five vehicles belonging to a local contractor in Kanker District. (ANI)