Kidnapped by Naxals, jawan found dead in Chhattisgarh

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A police jawan, who was abducted by Naxals two days ago, was found murdered on Wednesday in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Bijapur additional superintendent of police, Indira Kalyan Elesela said that the body of 31-year-old assistant constable Pandu Ram Kudiyam was found on a road under Farsegarh Police Station limits, near the place from where he was kidnapped on Monday.

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Soon after getting information that the body was lying abandoned on the road that passes thorough a restive dense forested patch, security forces were rushed to the spot to recover it, he said.

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According to a PTI report, rebels had abducted Kudiyam on Monday while he was returning from Palmendri village after attending last rites of her mother-in-law.

A case has been registered in this connection, the ASP said, adding that a hunt has been launched to trace the assailants. He also said that a preliminary investigation found that he was killed with sharp-edged weapons.

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On 14 July this year, four assistant constables were kidnapped by Naxals and killed next day in Bijapur district.

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