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Farmer couple murdered in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jan 6 (IANS) A farmer and his wife were stabbed to death by unidentified assailants Thursday in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The bodies of the couple, Narain Sahu, 52, and Sushila, 40, were found dumped in a field outsidevillage Paur in Raipur district, some 45 km from the state capital.

A police team comprising forensic experts rushed to the village from Raipur to investigate the murder which was reported to have fueled anger in the village having population of about 250 people.
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A law with its own definition for crime

he Chhattisgarh Special Public Safety Act (CSPSA), under which Binayak Sen was charged, has been debated for what has been described as draconian clauses ever since the BJP government got the Bill passed in 2005. MANEESH CHHIBBER looks at its key clauses and developments since.

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Teacher beaten to death for objecting to eve-teasing

A teacher in Chhattisgarh paid with his life for objecting to eve-teasing of schoolgirls by a group of youngsters. Makhan Verma was beaten up on Friday by three youths when he tried to stop them from harassing girls outside the high school where he taught, police officials said on

Saturday.
The trio came on a motorcycle and passed certain remarks at the girls outside the school at Badulbaazar near Raipur. When Verma protested, the trio badly thrashed him. He was taken to hospital, where he was declared dead, they said.

Dantewada redux: CoBRA jawan killed by Maoists

URULIA/KOLKATA: In an ambush similar to that in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada where 76 CRPF jawans were killed, Maoists tried to trap and eliminate a CoBRA team in Bengal's Purulia on Saturday. One CoBRA jawan was killed and four injured after the Maoists exploded an IED and fired on the team from vantage positions in nearby hillocks. The CoBRA team was returning after a night-long operation.

Chhattisgarh Police arrest nine tribals for killing a tiger

Chhattisgarh Police has arrested nine tribals for killing a tiger of the famous Kanha Rashtriya Udyan in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham District.

R. K. Tiwari, sub-divisional officer, Pandariya Forest Range, disclosed this to the media persons at Kawardha on Friday.

The police swung into action after a forest ranger complained to his officials about foul smell of some dead animal.

A thorough probe resulted after authorities learnt that some local tribals had poisoned and killed a tiger for monetary gains.

Dantewada: scribes receive threats

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) : Last month, a group calling itself the “Maa Danteshwari Swabhimani Adivasi Manch” circulated a pamphlet in Dantewada district, threatening to kill anyone perceived to be a supporter of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).

The pamphlet accused Dantewada's oldest journalist N.R.K. Pillai, Anil Mishra, Chhattisgarh Correspondent for Tehelka, and Yashwant Yadav, District Secretary of the Chhattisgarh Working Journalists' Union, of working for the Maoists and threatened them with dire circumstances.

Journalist shot dead in Bilaspur

RAIPUR: Unidentified assailants shot dead Sushil Pathak, a journalist, after midnight at Bilaspur city in Chhattisgarh. Police said the incident took place when Pathak, working with Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, was returning home after a late night shift and the assailants fired four bullets from close range, killing him on the spot. Another journalist saw Pathak and informed the police.

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Journalist shot dead in Bilaspur

Bilaspur: Unidentified assailants shot dead Sushil Pathak, a journalist, after midnight at Bilaspur city in Chhattisgarh. Police said the incident took place when Pathak, working with Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, was returning home after a late night shift and the assailants fired four bullets from close range, killing him on the spot. Another journalist saw Pathak and informed the police.

Police still hunting for journalist's killers

Raipur, Dec 21 (IANS) Police Tuesday said they were still hunting for gunmen who killed a journalist in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur town and calmly walked away.

'We are doing our best to make a headway. A few suspects have been interrogated but (there are) no clues, no leads so far,' Bilaspur police chief Jayant Thorat told reporters.

Sushil Pathak, 35, who worked with Dainik Bhaskar newspaper, was shot dead when he was returning home early Monday after his night shift.

Two innocent tribals killed as Maoists, police admit

Raipur, Dec 14 (IANS) A senior officer in Chhattisgarh Police admitted Tuesday that two tribal men killed on suspicion of being Maoists were most probably innocent civilians.

A day after policemen got a pat for supposedly displaying heroism, a preliminary inquiry has showed that the deceased were local civilians, probably killed in cross-firing.

The incident took place early Monday on the outskirts of Jagdalpur town, headquarters of the restive Bastar region.

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