Two assistant deputy inspectors and three police officers were ambushed by guerrillas on the border between Jharkhand and West Bengal on June 14.
They were shot while on patrol near the Tiruldih police station. The patrol was surrounded by a guerrilla brigade whose men opened fire, killing five agents of the state. After carrying out the successful ambush, the guerrillas seized the weapons of the police.
With the far-right wing Hindu nationalist Modi entering a new term as prime minister in India, revolutionary forces are continuously attacking state forces.