An officer of Chhattisgarh Police said a head constable of the CRPF had suffered splinter injuries in the blast. He died during treatment in a medical hospital in Raipur.
The deceased jawan has been identified as K Venkanna, a resident of Andhra Pradesh.
The officer added, CRPF and state police had launched joint search operation in Chintagufa area on Friday early hours. “The Maoists on seeing the search team triggered an IED blast.”
The officer added, “Venkanna was airlifted to Raipur for medical attention, where he succumbed to his injuries.”
He added, security forces after the blast are conducting operations to nab the Maoists behind the blast.