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Maoist guerrilla critically injures policeman in Orissa


Malkangiri : A policeman was critically injured after a suspected Maoist guerrilla allegedly attacked him in Orissa’s Malkangiri district, police said Tuesday.

The guerrilla allegedly attacked S.K. Barik, an assistant sub inspector, with an axe late Monday, district superintendent of police Satish Kumar Gajbhiye told IANS.

The incident occurred in a crowded place near the police station in Kalimela town, about 700 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

Locals had organized a play in the town and Barik was deployed there in uniform when a Maoist guerrilla rushed at him with an axe and hit him. Barik was rushed to the local government hospital from where he was later moved to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh after his condition became serious, Gajbhiya said.

An alert has been sounded in the town after the incident and police patrolling has been intensified.

Maoists are active in 11 of Orissa’s 30 districts.