In what is being termed as one of the worst attack in seven years, 25 CRPF personnel belonging to the ‘Delta’ 74 battalion were killed in an encounter with the Maoists in the Sukma area of Chhattisgarh on April 25. Additionally, six jawans are currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Raipur.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee condemned the attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh dubbed it as an “unfortunate” incident. Meanwhile, people across the social media demanded stern action against those responsible while saluting those brave soldiers who lost their lives in the incident. CRPF released the names and ranks of the martyrs.

  1. Raghubir Singh, Inspector
    DOB: 1/04/1968
    Punjab
  2. K K Das, Sub-Inspector
    DOB: 15/06/1990
    West Bengal
  3. Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector
    DOB: 15/10/1970
    Himachal Pradesh
  4. Rameswar Lal, Assistant Sub-Inspector
    DOB: 07/07/1969
    Rajasthan
  5. Naresh Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector
    DOB: 08/02/1968
    Haryana
  6. Surender Kumar, Head Constable
    DOB: 11/12/1983
    Uttar Pradesh
  7. Banna Ram, Head Constable
    DOB: 05/07/1972
    Rajasthan
  8.  K P Singh, Head Constable
    DOB: 12/11/ 1950
    Uttar Pradesh
  9. Naresh Yadav, Head Constable
    DOB: 15/12/1975
    Bihar
  10. Padmanabhanan, Head Constable
    DOB: 20/06/1972
    Tamil Nadu
  11. Ram Mehar, Head Constable
    DOB: 1/02/1975
    Haryana
  12. Saurabh Kumar, Constable
    DOB: 02/04/1991
    Bihar
  13. Abhay Mishra, Constable
    DOB: 07/10/1993
    Bihar
  14. Banmali Ram, Constable
    DOB: 02/05/1987
    Chhattisgarh
  15. N P Sonkar, Constable
    DOB: 01/08.1977
    Madhya Pradesh
  16. K K Pandey, Constable
    DOB: 15/04/1987
    Bihar
  17. Binoy Chandra Burman, Constable
    DOB: 19/05/1985
    West Bengal
  18. P Alagupandi, Constable
    DOB: 02/06/1988
    Tamil Nadu
  19. Abhay Kumar, Constable
    DOB: 02/03/1990
    Bihar
  20. N Senthil Kumar, Constable
    DOB: 27/05/1979
    Tamil Nadu
  21. N Thirumurgan, Constable
    DOB: 20/06/1986
    Tamil Nadu
  22. Ranjit Kumar, Constable
    DOB: 08/06/1990
    Bihar
  23. Ashish Singh, Constable
    DOB: 01/03/1990
    Jharkhand
  24. Manoj Kumar, Constable
    DOB: 05/07/1992
    Uttar Pradesh
  25. Anup Karmakar, Constable
    DOB: 12/07/1992
    West BengalCRPFCRPF

The six jawans who have suffered injuries in the incident include SI R Chembram, Constables Mahender Singh, Jitender Kumar, Sher Mohammed, Lachhu Oraon and Sonawane Eashwar Suresh. CRPF constable Sher Mohammed stated that around 300 Naxals opened fire at 150 CRPF jawans after they had sent the villagers to trace their location.