India: 4 held for gang-raping 20-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon, Dec 9 (PTI) A 20-year-old woman was gang-raped allegedly by four men, all of whom were arrested later, in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, police said on Monday.

The incident occurred on the night of December 2 under Salhewara police station limits when the victim arrived at her maternal uncle's home to attend a family function, said an official.

India: Chhattisgarh: youth held for `raping' six-year-old girl

Raigarh, Dec 7 (PTI) A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, the police said on Saturday.

The accused, who lives in the girl's neighbourhood, entered her house on Friday evening when she was alone and allegedly raped her, said Kiran Gupta, Station House Officer of Lailunga police station.

India: Naxal terrorists torch vehicles engaged in PMGSY road work

Raipur, Nov 24 (PTI) Five vehicles and a machine engaged in road construction work were set ablaze by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday evening near Madonar village under Chhotedongar police station area where road construction work under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is underway, a local police official told PTI.

India: Naxal terrorist gunned down in encounter at Sukma

Sukma, Nov 23 (PTI) A naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in the forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday morning, police said.

The skirmish took place in the forest near Muler village under Fulbagdi police station area, when a team of District Reserve Guard was out on a counter insurgency operation, Sukma superintendent of police Shalabh Sinha said.

India: Naxal terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in C'garh

Raipur, Nov 13 (PTI) A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.

The skirmish took place at around 3 pm in the forest of Gachanpalli village under Bhejji police station area when a joint team of security forces was on a counter-insurgency operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

India: Nine naxal terrorists surrender in C'garh

Sukma, Nov 11 (PTI) Nine naxals, including a self-proclaimed commander carrying the reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, surrendered on Monday in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.

The cadres, two of them women, turned themselves in before senior police officials in Sukma, superintendent of police Shalabh Sinha said.

Of the surrendered Naxals, Gaddo Krishna alias Badru (35), a Divisional Commander (DVC), is carrying the reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, he said.

India: WhatsApp snooping row: Baghel orders probe into illegal surveillance, Israeli company NSO for spyware

Raipur, Nov 11 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered a probe by a three-member committee into the illegal surveillance of some individuals in the state through WhatsApp using an Israeli-made spyware, officials said on Monday.

Baghel has also asked the committee to investigate complaints that the Israeli company NSO, which developed spyware Pegasus used to snoop on people, made a presentation of the software before state police officials two-three years back, they said.

India: Man beaten to death by Naxal terrorists in Chhattisgarh

Sukma, Nov 11 (PTI) A man was beaten to death by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district after they accused him of being a police informer, an official said on Monday.

The body of Sudam Hunga, a native of Kamapura village, was found on Monday morning on the outskirts of Jagargunda village and a leaflet left on the spot by Naxals claimed he was killed for being a police informer, the official said.

"He was abducted some days ago and it seems he was beaten to death. We have launched a combing operation to nab the culprits," he added.

India: Seven govt school teachers held for molesting students

Balodabazar, Nov 8 (PTI) Seven government school teachers were arrested for allegedly molesting two Class 9 students in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar district, police said on Friday.

The Kasdol police on Thursday arrested Devendra Khunte (38), Rameshwar Prasad Sahu (44), Rupnarayan Sahu (36), Mahesh Kumar Verma (37), Dinesh Kumar Sahu (38), Chadan Das Baghel (39) and Lalram Bervansh, all teachers at Government Higher Secondary School in Marda village, station house officer Kasdol Dinbandhu Uikey said.

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