Naxals gun down quarry manager, set vehicles on fire

, 11:45 PM IST

Raipur: Naxals today struck at a private iron ore mine in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and shot dead its manager after setting six vehicles on fire.

“The ultras attacked Sarda Iron Ore Mine in Pallemadi village under Khadgaon police station limits and shot dead its manager Sree Kumar Nair (55). They also set ablaze six vehicles at the spot before fleeing,” Rajnandgaon SP Sundarraj P told PTI.

The incident occurred in evening when the ultras entered the facility.

Additional police teams were sent to the spot deep inside forest and a hunt is on to trace the Maoists, he added.

The attack took place close on heels of multiple encounters between security forces and naxals in state’s worst Maoist violence-affected Sukma district on Thursday in which three CRPF commandos were killed and over a dozen injured.