Jharkhand man killed on ‘suspicion’ of being Maoist; probe on

Written by Abhishek Angad
| Ranchi |

Updated: March 22, 2020 4:58:02 am





Horo, a resident of Koyengsar village, was going to a nearby village with a sack of animal hide on his motorcycle, and fled after he saw the security personnel, the police said. (Representational Image)

Jharkhand Police personnel on Friday killed a 36-year-old man out of “suspicion” during a combing operation against Maoists in a village in Khunti.

The police termed the man, identified as Roshan Horo, as “innocent” and have registered a case against security personnel who fired at him.

Horo, a resident of Koyengsar village, was going to a nearby village with a sack of animal hide on his motorcycle, and fled after he saw the security personnel, the police said.

Jharkhand DGP M V Rao said there is no attempt by the police to cover up the incident. He said the man was “innocent” and investigation has been initiated to ascertain what triggered the firing.

DGP Rao said a joint team of CRPF and police had set out for a combing operation since Thursday morning and there was a brief exchange of gunshots between Maoists and security personnel.

The DGP said, “Since an operation was ongoing till next day, there was a man who came and sped after seeing the…

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