DRG Jawan Killed in Encounter with Naxals in Narayanpur

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  • DRG head constable killed in an encounter in Naxal insurgent Narayanpur region.
  • The Jawan suffered bullet injuries and died on spot.
  • DRG and ITBP had launched a joint operation.

Narayanpur: A District Reserve Guard (DRG) head constable was killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Narayanpur district on Wednesday, police said.

The encounter took place around 8.15 am at a forest in the Tular Gufa-Mungari area under Chhotedongar police station limits when a joint team of various security forces was out on a search operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told during a press briefing.

It is reported that the joint squad of personnel, belonging to the DRG and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), had launched the operation along the Palli-Barsur axis on the Narayanpur-Dantewada inter-district border on Tuesday. Subsequently, on Wednesday morning, the DRG was cordoning off forests between Tulargufa and Mungari and the encounter took place.

The deceased is identified as head constable Salik Ram Markam (37) who suffered bullet injuries. The mortal remains of the Jawan will be sent to Karmoti village Kanker, Bhanupratapur after the autopsy.

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