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Jan 10, 2013 at 03:49pm IST

Jharkhand: Bomb found inside body of CRPF personnel killed in encounter with Naxals

Ranchi: A bomb was recovered from the body of security personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a Ranchi hospital after a Naxal attack. The Naxals booby-trapped the bodies with explosives which exploded subsequently, killing 10 CRPF personnel and three civilians on Monday.

The bomb disposal squad was called in after the doctors sensed there was a bomb inside and refused to conduct the post mortem.

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The police say that the explosive was planted in one of the three bodies recovered later. The police add that crude IED that was planted could have gone off with minimum pressure.

Ten security personnel were killed in an encounter with Naxals at Latehar. The CRPF's 134 and 112 battalions and Jharkhand Jaguar personnel were engaged in the anti-Naxal operations when the encounter took place near Katila locality of Amuatikar village of the district.

Out of the bodies of three personnel recovered, we found explosive planted in one of the bodies, Director General of Police GS Rath said.

Ranchi SSP Saket Kumar Singh said, "Stitches were located on the body, so the post-mortem was put on hold. An X-ray showed a bomb inside the body. The bomb disposal squad was trying to diffuse the bomb."

Home Ministry sources say this was a new tactic being used by the Naxals.