Senior police authorities have admitted that they had specific information that Francis Induwar, cop whose decapitated body was found yesterday, had been taken to the Bundu forest near Ranchi by Maoists.
It may be mentioned that Induwar, a Special Branch officer, was reported sought to be swapped in exchange for three Maoist leaders and six days later found beheaded on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur highway on Tuesday morning.
Now family members and colleagues are accusing the administration of making no concerted efforts to rescue Induwar.
Media reports said citing sources that police did have information that he had been kept in the Bundu forests, about 50 km from. But they could not track the specific location of the hostage in the 20 sq km forested area.
“There was specific information and we tried our best to rescue him. But there was nobody to take us where he was kept in the jungle areas,” said a police officer.
According to the post mortem report, Induwar was tortured by Maoists before his throat was slit. There were many wounds found on his body.
The brutal killing of Induwar, in a style that was compared to the Taliban, shocked his fraternity and family.