CRPF head constable from Idukki killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack


A CRPF head constable from Idukki was killed in an encounter between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Friday. The body of O P Saju of Orolickal house at Mukkudil in Rajakkadu, who had been staying at Vellayamkudy near Kattappana in Idukki, will be brought to Kerala from Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

Saju started serving the nation at the age of 19 after joining CRPF in the sports quota in 1992. Saju had come to Vellayamkudy to see his family members and returned to Chhattisgarh two week ago.

When the news of his death was informed to his family members around noon on Friday, residents of the settlement village in Idukki could not bear it, as Saju had been a Good Samaritan for local people. Read More

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