1 trooper killed in gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, June 2 (IANS) One security personnel was killed while four others injured during a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Sunday, police said.

Based on intelligence input, state security personnel and paramilitary forces were on a search operation in Taldengara village when Maoists started firing and the security forces retaliated.

While the Maoists managed to flee after the gun battle, a security personnel was killed and four others injured, who were airlifted and brought to Ranchi for treatment.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has paid homage to the slain trooper.

–IANS

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