For the first time,the CPI(Maoist) cadres planted a bomb inside the stomach of a deceased cop.The bomb meant to be exploded by a remote control devise was diffused and extracted today from the body at the state government run RIMS hospital in Ranchi.
A similar body bomb had exploded on Wednesday killing four villagers in the interior forest in Latehar.This was the place where the Maoists had killed more than nine securitymen in an ambush on Tuesday.
Inquiry revealed that after killing the securitymen,the Maoists backed by a surgeon and an explosive expert planted the bomb inside the stomach of two dead securitymen.Each body carried the bomb inside the stomach with the skin stiched from outside.
“This shows how barbaric the Naxals have become.The Human Right activists and members of the civil society must look into this horrific deed of theirs”,said IG(Operation) MV Rao.
After a search operation began and the securitymen in league with the villagers stumbled upon the dead bodies,they tried to rescue them.“As soon as the villagers picked up the body,it exploded.Three villagers died on the spot”,said an injured jawan undergoing treatment at the Apollo hospital.
Today,when a body was taken to the RIMS for postmortem,the doctors saw the stiches on the stomach and refused to touch the body.An explosive expert,who was called,successfully removed the bomb,preventing casualties.