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.
दिनांक 1 फरवरी 2024 को दंतेवाड़ा, छत्तीसगढ़ में माओवादियों के विरुद्ध अभियान के दौरान आईईडी विस्फोट में गंभीर रुप से घायल हुए CRPF की 195Bn के बहादुर सहायक उप निरीक्षक गिरीश बाबू ने 2 फरवरी को अंतिम सांस ली तथा कर्तव्य की बलिवेदी पर अपने प्राणों की आहूति दी। CRPF अपने इस… pic.twitter.com/1g2kjgzmaI
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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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