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On May 27, the Naxalites claimed responsibility for the attack by issuing a statement which called it a revenge for the atrocities done by the Salwa Judum. Nand Kumar Patel was suppressing people. It was in his tenure in the Center when paramilitary forces were deployed in the Bastar area. Mahendra Karma and his family have been exploiting tribals for long. They were into land grabbing and committed atrocities on tribals the statement further said. Karma was the prime target along with Nand Kumar Patel and VC Shukla but we regret killing of innocents and lower Congress functionaries. Continue reading