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Jharkhand: Driver burnt alive as Naxals set truck on fire near Ranchi

Maoists intercepted the truck carrying pipes from Rourkela in Odisha to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand near Kudapurti village on the Khunti-Ranchi highway.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Ranchi [ Updated: August 04, 2018 7:42 IST ]

According to police, the driver of the truck was first shot then set on fire. (IndiaTV)

A truck driver was burnt alive when Naxals set on fire his vehicle Jharkhand's Khunti district during the 24-hour bandh (shutdown) called by them on Friday. 

Maoists intercepted the truck carrying pipes from Rourkela in Odisha to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand near Kudapurti village on the Khunti-Ranchi highway. 

The group intercepted the truck and shot the driverbefore the vehicle was set ablaze near Aramajhi village on Khunti-Tamar road under Saiko police station of the district, SP Ashwini Kumar Sinha said.

Long-route buses were off the roads in Khuti, Lohardagga, Gumla and other districts even as bauxite transportation was affected in Lohardagga district due to the Maoists bandh.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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