A 14-year-old boy in West Singhbhum tragically lost his life in an IED explosion in the Naxalite-affected area of Rengadahatu village.
Chaibasa – In a heartbreaking incident that took place on Thursday evening, a 14-year-old boy named Nara Koda was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rengadahatu, a village located in the Naxalite-affected region of West Singhbhum district.
The information reached the local Tonto police station on Friday morning due to the remote nature of the location.
Koda, who was the son of Carrie Koda, was out plucking jungle leaves with his family members when he stepped on a pressure-sensitive IED around 6:30 pm, causing it to detonate.
The explosion was so powerful that it resulted in the boy’s immediate death and mutilation of his body.
Tonto police, with assistance from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), were able to recover the body on Friday and sent it to Chaibasa Sadar Hospital for postmortem examinations.
The incident has been confirmed by SP Ashutosh Shekhar of West Singhbhum district.
It’s suspected that the Naxalites, who have been responsible for multiple instances of violence and unrest in the area, had planted the IED with the intention of harming local law enforcement officers.