Villager in Telangana killed after IED allegedly planted by CPI(Maoist) explodes

Police say that Maoists have been planting IEDs in the areas in which people commute regularly to ensure that CPI(M)'s presence is felt.


Published Jun 04, 2024 | 12:04 AM Updated Jun 04, 2024 | 12:04 AM

Bomb blast

A 55-year-old man died after an IED (improvised explosive device), allegedly planted by a member of the banned CPI(Maoist), exploded in a forest area of Mulugu district of Telangana on Monday, 3 June police said.

The man was killed instantaneously when he stepped on the IED near Kongal village of Wazeedu mandal of the district, they said.

The villager, his son and three others were walking in the nearby forest to collect firewood when the explosion took place, according to a senior police official.

According to police, the Maoists have been planting IEDs in the areas in which people commute regularly, to make their presence felt.

On 30 May, the pet dog of another villager died in a similar blast, police said.

Separate cases have been registered at Wazeedu police station in connection with the two incidents, police added.

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