Gumla, Oct 11 (ANI): Maoists reportedly burnt down a government bus in Jharkhand's Gumla District today.
Both the driver and conductor were severely injured as they were able to jump out of the burning bus after breaking the front window.
"I was sleeping and suddenly woke up when I heard the sound and the conductor was trying to open the bus door. But as the door was jammed, he broke the front window and then we jumped out," said Anil, the bus driver.
The Maoists had called for a two-day shutdown in the region and police officials are suggesting that the incident was part of the shutdown.
"We are currently investigating all the angles because a banned organisation had called for a shutdown and this incident could be related to that shutdown," said Jatin Narwal, superintendent of police, Gumla.
"We are still investigating the matter and right now to say something conclusive will be premature," he added.(ANI)