Maoists Place Bomb Inside Dead CRPF Jawan’s Body - the Times of India
The Maoists who implanted a tumour-sized bomb in the body of a CRPF jawan they killed in Jharkhand may not have seen Kathlyn Bigelow’s Oscar winning Iraq film ‘Hurt Locker’, but the tactic poses a new and deadly challenge to anti-Naxal operations.
The grisly ruse of embedding a 2.75 kg improvised explosive device in a dead body, suspected to have been aimed at wreaking havoc at the hospital where the postmortem was to be conducted, replicates a chilling moment from the 2008 film.
In the film, the madness of war comes home to a bomb disposal expert, played by Jeremy Renner, when during a raid on a warehouse, he discovers the body of a young, football loving Iraqi boy nicknamed “Beckham” on a table in the process of being made into a bomb.
The circuitry of the device placed inside the jawan killed during an anti-Naxalite operation that turned into an ambush in Jharkhand’s Latehar area was wired to set off the deadly bomb as soon as doctors performing the post-mortem surgically pierced the abdomen.