A policeman was Monday injured, and his rifle looted, after Naxals attacked him with sharp-edged weapons in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.
The incident took place at 1:30 am when constable Venkat Rao Majji was on night patrol at a five-day Ram Navami fair in Madded town in the district, a local police official said.
"Some Naxals attacked the constable in the dark with sharp-edged weapons when he was talking on the phone. Before the other security personnel there could react, the Naxals looted his self-loading rifle and fled," the official said.
"The injured constable was rushed to a local hospital and then shifted to Bijapur town for further treatment. Efforts are on to arrest the attackers," he said.
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