Protesting against the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Odisha, Maoists resorted to mayhem at Doikalu railway station in Rayagada district of Odisha at around midnight on Thursday.
Armed naxalites resorted to a blast inside the station and also damaged engine of a goods train. Several trains were detained due to this violence. Maoists left behind handwritten posters at Doikalu station. The posters opposed the policies of Modi government and Naveen Patnaik government. Through a poster they also protested against visit of the PM to Odisha on April 15 and 16 to attend BJP’s national executive meeting.
According to station master, S.K. Parida, about 15 to 20 armed Maoists had entered the station at around 12.15 a.m. They pushed out the railway officials and bombed. Another group of Maoists had stopped a goods train that arrived at the station. It is suspected that they tried to blast the engine of the goods train. The attackers escaped from the spot at around 2 a.m.