Gelatin sticks, detonator, battery placed inside dead CRPF man

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 15:37 hrs

Ranchi: Maoists had placed gelatin sticks, a detonator and a battery in a neatly packed plastic container inside the stomach of the dead CRPF jawan after taking out his vital abdominal organs.

Doctors at the Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), for whom post-mortem surgeries are usual, were shocked and disgusted at the inhuman treatment that was meted out to the body of the 29-year-old CRPF constable Babulal Patel, senior paramilitary officials said.

"The doctors were shocked to see that Patel's vital organs like intestines and spleen were taken out to create a cavity to place the 1.5kg unexploded bomb. The Naxals had done a very clean vertical stitching after carrying out the inhuman act on the body of our trooper who hailed from Allahabad," a senior official said.

The bomb disposal squad of the state police was so perplexed at the concealed circuit of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that they had to call the experts of the NSG based in Gurgaon near Delhi to defuse it, officials said.

Once both (state police and NSG) the sides talked and discussed about the IED circuit, sources said, the bomb was defused in an open field in the RIMS premises.

Senior officials and experts in the security domain said such a ghastly mutilation on the dead body of a soldier was unheard off, at least in the anti-Naxal operations theatre in the country.

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