Two policemen and a cameraperson of national broadcaster Doordarshan has been killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, which is going to polls next month.

Reportedly the Doordarshan crew was attacked in Aranpur village to record a documentary film when Maoists attacked them. Two policemen also received severe injuries in the attack.

The state police, however, denied that the attack was linked to the elections. Police said that it was aimed at road construction project.

Those killed have been identified as Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap, Assistant Constable Mangalu and DD News cameraman Achyutanand Sahu from Delhi.

Last week, four CRPF personnel were killed and two more injured after Maoists used a powerful IED to target a bulletproof mobile bunker vehicle in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Recently, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was campaigning in Chhattisgarh, claimed that the number of Maoist-affected districts has reduced from 150 to 78-80 over the years.