State Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said the Maoists murdered the four policemen. He called it a cowardice on the part of the Maoists.

The bodies of Jaydev Yadav, Raju Tela, Mangal Sodhi and Rama Majji were found near Gudma area of the district.

The four policemen, who were constables posted at Bedre police station, were abducted on Monday night when they travelling to Bedre from Kutru village.

Two days ago, two CRPF personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.

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