08 November 2018
Chhattisgarh: The Maoists have struck again in Sukma district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh as the red rebels’ involvement is being suspected behind the death of a village sarpanch's husband on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
According to reports, Kalmu Dhruva, the victim, was a worker of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while his wife is sarpanch of Bodko village. However, further investigation into the matter is currently underway, he added.
Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena informed that the villagers claimed Dhruva was brutally beaten to death with sticks by the ultras. The Naxals have also left messages on road milestones calling for a boycott of the Assembly polls.
Polling in 18 constituencies of eight Naxal-affected districts - Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon -- will be held on November 12.