A video that was captured right after a deadly blast carried out by Maoists in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, that resulted in the deaths of 10 police personnel is doing the rounds on social media on Thursday. The video displays a police officer crawling into position and returning fire at the insurgents responsible for the attack that claimed the lives of his comrades.
Another police officer, who had taken cover beneath a vehicle following the explosion, recorded the short video. The footage also shows the aftermath of the blast, with a voice heard amid the gunfire stating, “ud gaya, pura ud gaya,” translating to “the whole vehicle has blown up.” The edges of the 10-foot-deep crater created by the blast are visible in the video. Gunshots can also be heard towards the end of the clip.
Ten police personnel and a driver were killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Wednesday. The guerrillas of the banned outfit CPI Maoists blew up a vehicle carrying jawans of the state police’s District Reserve Guard (DRG) on Aranpur-Sameli road of Aranpur police station, which limits Dantewada district.
The high intensity blast made a deep crater on the road, meanwhile, the vehicle jumped several feet in the air before coming to the ground.