Cassian Baliarsingh

In a case of Maoist violence, a CAF 4th Battalion Jawan was brutally killed with his throat slit by the ultras at Kutur jungle of Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, neighbouring Odisha’s Malkangiri district.

The martyred jawan has been identified as Tijau Ram, working at the Darbha camp in the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) 4th Battalion.

According to sources, Ram had gone to a local market (haat) for shopping when the Maoists abducted him and killed him by slitting his throat. The presence of Maoists has been felt in Bijapur district as they have been targeting jawans in the area.

They have also been planting landmines, to threaten the SOG jawans.

Sources said the Maoists approached Ram as normal civilians in plain clothes. Later, they took him to a forest where they brutally murdered him and fled the scene, leaving his body in a pool of blood.

Combing operations have been intensified in the area following the brutal killing.