Maoists attack Chhattisgarh minister's house, kill guard

Maoists attack Chhattisgarh minister's house, kill guard

 Suspected Maoists opened fire at the native house of Chhattisgarh's Sports Minister Lata Usendi Thursday evening, killing the security guard, police said. The minister was not at the house at that time.

The attack on the lone woman cabinet minister in Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party government stunned the police officials and local authorities who had no clue about the Maoists' raid.

The minister was not present at home when suspected guerillas sprayed bullets on her house and walked away with Insas rifle of the guard, who was identified as Ratanlal Netam.
The attack site is located some 200 km south from state capital Raipur.

"The attack was carried out by a small action team of the banned terror outfit Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). The motorcycle-borne two or three attackers pumped at least three bullets into the security guard's body and he succumbed to injury on way to hospital," Additional Director General of Police (Maoist operation) Ramniwas told IANS.

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