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Jharkhand: SSB jawan killed in encounter with Maoists in Dumka

A search operation was going on when Maoists opened fire on jawans around 3.30 AM, Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh said.

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New Delhi Published on: June 02, 2019 9:31 IST
One jawan martyred in Maoists encounter in Dumka district,
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One jawan martyred in Maoists encounter in Dumka district, Jharkhand 

A jawan was killed and four others were injured in an encounter between the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Maoists in forests of Taldangal in Dumka district on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

 
A search operation was going on when Maoists opened fire on jawans around 3.30 AM, Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh said.

He said in the retaliatory action, at least five Maoists received bullets as they retreated into the forest.

According to police, SSB jawan Niraj Chetri was killed while Rajesh Kumar Rai, Sonu Kumar, Satish Gujar and Karan Kumar were injured.

While Rajesh Kumar Rai was airlifted to Ranchi for treatment, others were admitted to the Dumka Sadar Hospital.

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