Friday, November 23, 2007

Three including RJD block chief, village head killed by maoist

Chatra-Jamshedpur (PTI): Three persons - a RJD block president, a village head (Munda) and a chowkidar were killed in two separate incidents by maoists in Jharkhand, police sources said on Friday.

Nanda Kishore Singh, the RJD's Chatra block president, was abducted and killed on Thursday night by the activists of the Sastra People's Morcha, a breakaway group of the CPI (Maoist) at Mokama village in Chatra district, Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Jha told newsmen at

Suspected maoists kidnapped the village head and chowkidar of Titlighat in naxal stronghold Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district on Thursday night and killed them, police sources said.

Confirming the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Pankaj Kamboj said the details were being awaited as the incident had taken place on the Jharkhand-Orissa border under Gua police station of the district.

A massive combing operation have been launched following the incident, he said adding that the bodies have been recovered.

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