Chattisgarh, 4/4 (AO Bureau): 22 soldiers are reported to have martyred in an encounter with Maoists near Tekalguda village on the Sukma and Bijapur border of Chhattisgarh. After the news 18 team reached Tekulguda village, when the security team running the search operation reached the village, the number of martyrs was confirmed. In the Teklguda village where this encounter took place, the dead bodies of the martyred soldiers are still lying there. When the News 18 team reached the village this morning, gruesome pictures of the incident came to light. However, according to the news agency ANI, only 16 soldiers have been confirmed dead so far in the encounter by security forces officials.
Let me tell you that in this encounter on Saturday, only the news of the martyrdom of the first 5 soldiers was reported. It was told that 5 soldiers were killed in the encounter with Naxalites, while 21 were missing. But today when the team of News 18 reached the spot, a new number has come out from the dead bodies of the soldiers on the spot. The News18 team also has video footage of the scene. Even after 24 hours of the encounter, the police team has not arrived yet. However, the search operation has been intensified since this morning in search of the missing soldiers.
When the team of News 18 reached Ground Zero this morning, the scene there was shocking. The team noticed that Naxalites were present in the village and the bodies of 6 soldiers were lying near a Mahua tree. At the same time, the bodies of 3 jawans were also lying in a distance and a dead body of a jawan was lying near a house nearby. Villagers told the team of News18 that there are bodies of about 10 soldiers in the front and forest. Let us tell you that the first encounter of Naxalites with security forces was in the hill near the village. The second encounter took place while carrying the injured soldiers. The Naxalites had again opened fire on the team of security forces carrying the injured soldiers, in response to which the soldiers also opened fire.