In an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chattisgarh, 25 central reserve parliamentary force Jawans were killed. This year has already become the deadliest year in last seven years of security forces in which 72 security personnel got killed in Maoist-related encounters. This data has been presented by IndiaSpend analysis of data from SATP(South Asian Terrorism Portal).
The attack took place on April 24, 2017. This deadly encounter occurred at Kala Pathar near Chintagufa in Sukma with 74 Battalion of CRPF.
After the attack, Home Minister condemned the incident and expressed his grief through a tweet which read-“Extremely pained to know about the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. My tributes to the martyrs and condolences to their families.”
After the attack, many steps were taken by the government and other influential personalities in support of the families of martyrs. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir said he would bear the educational expenses of the children of CRPF personnel who had died in the attack. Also, several IAS Officers affirmed to adopt at-least one family of the martyrs and facilitate them with every possible support from government.