CRPF Officer Gireesh Babu, Who Was Injured In Maoist Attack In Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, Dies

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The officer, Girish Babu, was a resident of Uttar Pradesh (Representational)

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh):

An Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who was injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi, officials said on Saturday.

The ASI breathed his last on February 2, they said.

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According to officials, ASI Gireesh Babu belonged to Killi village in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district.

On February 1, he was injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

He was airlifted to Delhi and brought to AIIMS as he needed enhanced medical care.

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After receiving information about the ASI’s demise, the district administration and Etawah Police administrative officers visited his house in Killi village.

“Gireesh Babu had recently shifted from Jammu and Kashmir to Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada. He sustained injuries in the explosion and succumbed on February 2,” Etawah SSP Sanjay Kumar Verma told the news agency ANI.

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