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Maoists Kill Five Villagers

PTI 17 Dec 2010, 11:07:13 IST
Purulia (WB), Dec 17 (PTI) Maoists today killed five Forward Bloc workers at Jhalda in Purulia district on the suspicion that they were working as police informers.

"Chapala Garai, Tapan Singh Sardar, Kinkar Singh,Rajesh Singh and Gopeswar Mahato were shot dead by armed Maoist cadre at Baghbinda village," Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Chaudhuri told PTI.

The villagers, who were in the age group of 40 to 50 years, were picked up from their homes at about 2 AM and shot from close range in a field in the hilly village bordering Jharkhand, he said.

Police have found posters left by the Maoists at the spot that claim that the five villagers had been spying for the security personnel.The bodies have been sent for postmorterm.PTI