Chhattisgarh : A Doordarshan Cameraman, Achutanand Sahu was among three killed in the Dantewada’s Naxal attack who was in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region to cover development projects in the Maoist heartland.
Doordarshan cameraman killed in Dantewada Naxal ambush
Cameraman Sahu was killed in an ambush on Tuesday morning along with sub inspector Rudra Pratap and assistant sub inspector Manglu.
The attack took place in Dantewada’s Nilawaya forest area at about 11:20 am. Chattisgarh’s special director general of police (naxal operations) DM Awasthi said a Doordarshan team had come from Delhi to cover some development projects in Dantewada.
Doordarshan cameraman among two others in Naxal Ambush
A CRPF official sad the journalists along with state police officers were moving from the Aranpur police station to a village in the interiors when their vehicles were ambushed by Maoists.
The CRPF which received an SOS message, rushed troops for reinforcement and evacuation.
Dantewada Naxal attack kills three, including Doordarshan Cameraman
We are trying to find out what were they covering (reporters). The true face of the Maoists are coming out. We will investigate the matter. We all need to fight this together.
Dantewada Naxal attack
In Tweets condoling the deaths, Prasar Bharati later said the public broadcaster had deployed a camera team fro election coverage including cameraman Achutananda Sahu, reporter Dhiraj Kumar and light assistant Mormukt Sharma. The team came under attack by Maoists this forenoon near Dantewada.