In what is being dubbed as one of the most deadliest attacks, as many as 24 CRPF personnel were killed in an encounter with Naxals in the Sukma region of Chhattisgarh on April 24. Additionally, at least 6 jawans have suffered serious injuries and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Raipur. 90 CRPF jawans were part of the road opening party when they were attacked by Naxals.
One of the injured jawans told the media that at least 300 maoists attacked the jawans after they sent the villagers to trace the location of the jawans. He added that the CRPF jawans also went on to loot their weapons. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come out send his condolences to the families of the deceased, MoS Home Hansraj Ahir will visit Raipur will visit Raipur to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, people on social media have come out to condemn the attack on jawans while urging the government to take strong action against the maoists. Here’s how Twitter responded:
Will govt avenge killings of 24 CRPF jawans ? Or is happy with just issuing statements..??
— Vismay (@vismayshah) April 24, 2017
24 CRPF Jawans Martyred In Chattisgarh. Such a Shameful act by naxalwadis Terrorism is spreading like a cancer now! #RIP
— Տɑiվɑɑrɑ! ᴿᴾˢ (@BeingKushSharma) April 24, 2017
— Humanity_First (@Watching_game) April 24, 2017
If 24 politicians were killed instead of “martyrdom” of 24 crpf jawans, government would have launched world war 3 by now!#Sukma
— Mogambo ___ ___! (@awesomedoctor13) April 24, 2017
24 CRPF jawans have laid down their life for the nation! Time has come to eliminate these communist naxals from our country. Enough!
— Dhruv Dube (@Dhruvdube) April 24, 2017
— Aditya Anand (@picolo_talks) April 24, 2017
— sanhita choudhury (@sanhita4dr) April 24, 2017
24 CRPF jawan sacrificed today in Chattisgarh. Horrible news. How long will we keep losing our brave men like this? @narendramodi
— Sanjay Koul (@sanjkoul) April 24, 2017
Whose fault is dis, is it intelligence failure or Govt . Failure?? https://t.co/LGfZo3xEaV
— Mukesh kr. Gurawaria (@MukeshkrGurawar) April 24, 2017
— Hirakesh Chandra Roy (@RoyHirakesh) April 24, 2017