In a horrific incident, a policeman was killed by left-wing terrorists at a weekly market in broad daylight on Sunday at Bijapur district, Chattisgarh on Sunday.
Reportedly, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at around 2 pm when assistant constable Chaitu Kadti went to the market in Mirtur village along with his wife and children. The Maoists stalked and killed the policeman in front of his horrified family and other people in Mirtur village.
A ‘small action team’ of Maoists, typically comprising four to five cadres suddenly stabbed Kadti with knives, killing him on the spot. However, the left-wing terrorists did not harm the family members of Kadti.
Shockingly, the Maoists after killing the policeman walked back into the jungle without any fear of retaliation depicting the state the lawlessness in the Congress-ruled Chattisgarh.
According to the police, Kadti was posted at Mirtur police station but regularly took part in anti-Maoist operations. “The rebel must have kept a watch on him and knew he would go shopping with his family to the ‘Haat’ on Sunday,” said an officer.
On getting information about the incident, a police team rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem, the official said. A search was underway to nab the assailants, he added.
Recently, in a similar incident, a police informer was hacked to death by Maoists in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. A 30-year-old police informer known as Chhannu Sodhi was attacked by a ‘small action team’ of these left-wing terrorists.