Slain Cong leader's PSO succumbs to injuries

Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma’s PSO, who was critically injured in the deadly Naxal attack in Bastar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital here on Saturday, taking the death toll in the tragedy to 28.

“PSO Siyaram Singh, who had received serious intestinal injuries in the gunfire, died of multiple organ failure in the wee hours,” Dr Sandeep Dave at Ramkrishna Care Hospital said.

Singh had received bullet injuries which caused infection in several body parts, he said, adding that 10 more injured persons being treated at the hospital are out of danger.
Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan, Siyaram, a native of Bihar, was paid rich tributes at the 4th battalion Mana camp here.

Heavily-armed Maoists had ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders at Darbha last week, killing 27 people, including PCC chief Patel, his son Dinesh, senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma and ex-MLA Uday Mudaliyar and injuring 37 others, including former Union minister V C Shukla.

Siyaram, critically injured in the attack, was airlifted to Raipur for treatment.

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