Three people were killed in a shootout between security forces and Naxalites in Silger village of Sukma district. The BJP has formed a 6-member team to investigate the matter. The team constituted by the BJP will meet the family members of the deceased and investigate and submit the report within 7 days. The team consists of Dinesh Kashyap, Kiran Dev, Mahesh Gagra, Lata Usendi, Subhau Kashyap and Rajaram Todem.
The villagers of Silger and other villages were opposing the camp for security forces in Silger village of Sukma district. At the same time, on the 17th of this month, a large number of villagers reached there and started throwing stones at the camp. During this period, Naxalites were also present there. During the stone pelting, the Naxalites also opened fire on the security forces, to which the security forces responded. Three people were killed in the firing on both sides.