Indien: 8 Tote bei Explosion einer Landmine in Odisha
Ein bei uns kaum bekannter Konflikt fordert seit Jahren tausende Tote in Indien. Maoistische Rebellen, die laut eigenen Aussagen gegen die parlamentarische Demokratie und für die arme Landbevölkerung kämpfen, stoßen immer wieder mit Regierungstruppen zusammen. Eine Landmine, die mutmaßlich von Maoisten verlegt wurde, hat nun im Bundesstaat Odisha acht Polizisten in den Tod gerissen. Weitere wurden schwer verletzt. (auf Englisch)
The death toll in the landmine blast in Odisha’s Koraput district mounted to eight after the body of a state police personnel was found at the spot on Thursday morning.
The search team recovered the body of Tulasiram Majhi, who had gone missing after the blast on Wednesday.
“It is a sad incident. At least eight personnel of Odisha Police have died in the yesterday’s landmine explosion. Five others are undergoing treatment in Visakhapatnam and their condition is stable,” said Director General of Police K B Singh.
He said though preliminary investigation indicated involvement of Maoists in the blast, none of the rebel outfits have so far claimed responsibility.
Meanwhile, full state honours were given to the martyrs at Koraput parade ground in the presence of DIG, South Western Range, S Shyni and top police officials.
Shyni expressing deep concern over the incident said, “We will certainly not sit idle. The police will intensify the anti-Maoist operation.”
“Our people were going for training. They were unarmed. Still, the Maoists triggered the landmine and killed them. Where are the human rights groups who make noise over alleged police excesses?” he asked and called upon them to come forward and condemn Maoists for killing the eight “unarmed” police personnel.