Raipur: Anti-Maoist Salwa Judum movement’s founder Mahendra Karma was the prime target of the insurgents when they attacked the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region during Saturday’s ambush and the rebels danced before they riddled him with bullets, a survivor said.

As the insurgents went about shooting two to four bullets into the occupants of the vehicles after they ambushed the convoy at Darbha Ghati, 35-km from Sukma, they started dancing when Karma identified himself and then sprayed him with bullets, said a Congress leader who survived in the deadly attack.

As Karma fell, the insurgents stabbed his head with a bayonet. Similarly, the insurgents inquired about Leader of Opposition Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh, and after finding them, took them hostage about 100 metres into the woods before shooting both of them dead.

The insurgents, it was learnt, made all the gunmen of the leaders lie on the ground and shot them in their legs one by one and asked them to run away after taking away their weapons.

Courtesy: mid-day