The BSF battalion was killed when Maoists allegedly launched six IED explosions in Kanker district Chhattisgarh on Sunday, the day before the election in the region.
In another incident, a Maoist was killed in a meeting with security forces in Chhattigsarh district of Bijapur, the rebel.
Police have reported that six IED explosions trigger Maoists to target security forces between the Kattakal and Gome villages.
The explosion occurred around 8.30 am when the BSF team was on routine domination in the Koliyabede area. The area is under the auspices of the Antahgarh Assembly, whereby the BJP put MP Vikram Usendi at the assembly elections.
Kanker SP KL Dhruve said the BSF support staff, Mahendra Singh, ran into the hospital after suffering a gangrene and bullet injury.
Soon after being warned, the reinforcement ran to the place where the injured was evacuated from the forest.
"We started combustion surgery in the area after the explosion," SP added.
At a meeting in Bijapur, DM Awasthi's special police director (anti-naxal operation) stated that the outbreak of a fire in the Forest of Bedre's police station is limited when the team of special working groups (STF) is a naxal operation.
Security has increased in seven districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, which will be deployed in the first phase on Monday (November 12th), and around one security officer in the city will be deployed to ensure a smooth election run.
The Maoists have called voters to boycott the poll.
The first phase of the survey includes 18 constituencies of eight municipalities affected by Maoists – Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon. The remaining 72 constituencies will testify on November 20th. The counting of votes will take place on December 11th.
First published: November 11, 2018 10:45 am IST