Doordarshan Cameraman’s Facebook Post Hours Before Death In Maoist Attack

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Doordarshan camera person Achyuta Nanda Sahu had shared a smiling selfie online.

New Delhi:

Five hours before his death, Doordarshan cameraperson Achyuta Nanda Sahu, who was killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh today, had posted on Facebook several pictures taken in Dantewada. Mr Sahu and his two colleagues were in the Maoist-hit region to cover the November 12 Chhattisgarh election.

One of the pictures posted by him was a smiling selfie with the children in Dantewada region. He also posted two videos of waterfalls and captioned them -"At Dantewada Chhattisgarh Election Yatra."

The Doordarshan staff was accompanied by a patrolling team. Two policemen were killed and two others were injured in the Maoist attack that took place in the forests in Aranpur village in Dantewada.

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Doordarshan News has condoled the death of its cameraperson. The national broadcaster tweeted, "#DDNews had deputed team to cover #Chhattisgarhpolls, comprising of Camera person-Achyuta Nanda Sahu, Dheeraj Kumar and MM Sharma. In a #Naxal attack AchyutaNandaSahu was martyred. The entire #DDNnews Family salutes his service and stands by his family in this hour of grief."

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