Many dead in India Maoist attack

Former minister's son among victims of massacre at football match in country's east.


    Two women and a child were also injured in the attack on the village, situated 290km from state capital Ranchi.
     
    Border sealed
     
    Singh said the border with Bihar, the state to the north, had been sealed to prevent rebels from fleeing there.
     
    The son of Babu Lal Marandi, a former chief minister of Jharkhand, was in the village for the football match.
     
    "The police security personnel deployed left the place after the football match," said Singh.
     
    "They did wrong. They should have stayed."
     
    The attack echoed the assassination of Sunil Mahato, a member of parliament, who was killed by Maoists posing as spectators at a football match in a village in the state in March.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    Tracee Herbaugh's mother, Sharon, abandoned her when she was born, pursuing a career from which she never returned.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.