According to Canadian media, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Indian consulate in Vancouver on Saturday over demands for an independent Sikh state
Bhima Mandavi’s convoy was ambushed in the Dantewada region of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening two days before the start of the national elections at the Maoist-hit Bastar region in the first phase.
Photographs from the spot indicate the Maoists set off a blast through an Improvised Explosive Device that was buried on the road, NDTV said.
The blast had ripped apart the vehicle in which the lawmaker was travelling, the mangled pieces can be seen lying some distance from a crater on the road, according to the report.
Five the others killed were security personnel accompanying the lawmaker, according to the Hindustan Times.
The other dead was Mandavi’s personal security guard, it added, quoting a police officer.