India: Naxal terrorists set loader and dumpers on fire in Chatra district

Chatra (Jharkhand), Oct 16 (PTI) Armed Naxalites set a loader and two dumpers on fire at Bachra railway siding of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in the district, police said on Friday.

Tandwa Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ashutosh Satyam said around 15 Naxalites entered the Bachra railway sliding on Thursday night and to scare away the workers engaged in coal loading fired in the air.

The workers fled the spot in fear after which the Naxalites set a loader and two dumpers on fire, the police said.

India: Girl gang-raped at gunpoint in add add Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Oct 10 (PTI) Five persons were apprehended in connection with the gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday.

The girl was out with her boyfriend in the Bagbera area late on Tuesday when the accused arrived at the spot and forcibly took her to Kaliadih Gaushala at gunpoint, Senior Superintendent of Police Tamil Vanan said.

She was raped there while the boyfriend was tied up, he said.

Among those held is a minor who has been sent to a juvenile home, while the others were remanded to jail, he added.

India: Man in J'khand gets life term for killing wife over dowry

Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Oct 1 (PTI) A court in Ramgarh sentenced a man to life imprisonment after he was convicted of killing his wife for dowry two years ago.

SK Shukla, the additional public prosecutor, said the court on Wednesday awarded life term to 27-year-old Naresh Mahto, who had in February 2018 poisoned his 21-year-old wife Dayamani Devi, after she failed to pay him a dowry of Rs 50,000.

The woman's father filed a police complaint, following which Mahato was arrested.

India: Woman preacher gang-raped in Jharkhand ashram

Godda, Sep 8 (PTI) A woman preacher was allegedly gang-raped at an ashram in Jharkhand's Godda district on Tuesday, police said.

A group of men scaled the wall of the ashram around 2.30 am, entered it and held the ascetics and preachers at gunpoint, they said.

At that time there were four women preachers and a sadhu present in the ashram, located in Ranidih in Muffasil police station area, they added.

India: Wanted Naxal terrorist arrested in Jharkhand

Giridih, Sep 8 (PTI) A wanted Naxal leader was arrested in Jharkhand's Giridih district, police said on Tuesday.

Manoj Ray, who was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh, was arrested in a raid at a village in the Pirtand police station area on Monday, a senior officer said.

He was wanted in several districts for years, the officer said, adding that dozens of cases were registered against him.

When produced at a court, he was sent to judicial custody.

India: Five Naxal terrorists arrested in Jharkhand

Hazaribagh/ Chatra, Aug 31 (PTI) Five Naxals were arrested in two separate operations in Jharkhand, police said on Monday.

An ultra of the banned Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) was arrested from the Balumath area in Latehar district, they said.

Acting on a tip-off, Sahendra Yadav alias Narian, carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh, was arrested when he was visiting his home in Barbahdih village of the district, a senior officer said.

There are 17 cases, including that of loot, kidnapping and extortion, registered against him, he said.

India: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj forcibly put in 14-day home quarantine

Giridih (Jharkhand), Aug 29 (PTI) BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj was forcibly home quarantined here on Saturday for 14-day for violating COVID norms, a senior district official said.

The MP from Uttar Pradesh had come to Giridih, over 200 km from Ranchi, to take part in a programme from Unnao via Dhanbad.

India: BJP leader shot dead in Dhanbad

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Aug 19 (PTI) A 40-year-old BJP leader was shot dead by motorbike-borne gunmen just after he got down from his vehicle at Bank More area of Dhanbad on Wednesday, police said.

Satish Singh, who was the vice-president of the partys Kendua unit in Dhanbad city, was talking on his mobile phone when two men, with their faces covered, came from behind on a motorbike, shot him on the head from point blank range and fled.

When Singh was taken to a hospital, doctors declared him brought dead.

India: Naxal terrorists blow up road in Jharkhand

Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Jul 13 (PTI) A road was blown up on Monday by Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said.

They carried out an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, aimed to target security personnel, and damaged the road, Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahata said.

The incident happened near Berkela village in Khuntpani block in the early hours.

On Sunday, the Maoists blew up 12 buildings of the forest department, located around 2 km from the area.

India: Naxal terrorists blow up 12 buildings in Jharkhand

Chaibasa, Jul 12 (PTI) Twelve buildings of the Jharkhand forest department were blown up by suspected Maoists in West Singhbhum district, police said on Sunday.

According to Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha, a group of armed Maoists had barged into the buildings in Berkela forest area of the district on Saturday night and asked all staffers to vacate the premises.

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