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One Shot Dead In Bengal, Rail Tracks Damaged In Bihar

Kolkata/Patna: Maoists shot dead a man in West Bengal and set off a blast partially damaging tracks in Bihar on the second day of their two-day bandh in six states.   The body of the unidentified
PTI September 14, 2010 11:49 IST
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Kolkata/Patna: Maoists shot dead a man in West Bengal and set off a blast partially damaging tracks in Bihar on the second day of their two-day bandh in six states.   

The body of the unidentified man was found on Tuesday morning. He had been assaulted before being shot dead at Jhargram town in West Midnapore district in West Bengal, police sources said.   

Posters left beside the body by Maoists said that the man was affiliated to the CPI(M) and a police informer, the sources said.   

In Bihar, Maoists triggered a blast on railway tracks damaging it partially near Chausima village on the Muzaffarpur-Samastipur section of the East Central Railway in Muzaffarpur district in the early morning, police sources said.   

The tracks were repaired and traffic on the section restored.  A carbine and five round of ammunition were found beside the tracks, the sources said.   

Yesterday, the Maoists had killed nine - two policemen in Chhattisgarh, five CPI(M) supporters in West Bengal and a chowkidar in Jharkhand.   

The bandh was called in West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, besides Gadchiroli, Bhandara and Chadrapur districts of Maharashtra and Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh by top Maoist leader Kishenji.  

The shutdown was called to press for a probe into the death of top Naxal leader Cherakuri Rajkumar alias Azad who was killed in an encounter with the police on July 2 in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. PTI