Policeman Killed, Four Injured as Maoists Blow up Police Vehicle

A policeman was killed and four others injured when the Maoists blew up a police jeep in Jharkhand’s Khunti district today.

V Deshmukh, the Inspector-General of Police, said that the jeep was overturned due to the explosion, but he ruled out it was a landmine blast.

All the four injured were hospitalized in Ranchi. The Maoists also blew up a middle school, Anant Madhya Vidyala, at Pratappur in Chatra district last night after placing dynamite in the rooms.

The police said that the school was one of a cluster where polling was to be held on December 18 for the Assembly polls.

This was the fourth school in three days to have been blown up by the Maoists in Jharkhand. On Tuesday they had demolished two schools in Palamau district and one in Giridih district.

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