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Chhattisgarh: Maoists kill 2, abduct district collector

April 21, 2012 18:22 IST

Maoists on Saturday abducted the collector of Sukma district in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh after killing two of his bodyguards.

The left-wing ultras intercepted the vehicle of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, an IAS officer, in Keralapal area of the district while he was returning from a programme, top police officials said.

Maoists shot dead the two guards who were escorting Menon, before taking him with them.

A police team headed by Superintendent of Police Abhishek Shandilya has rushed to the spot, officials said.

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