Maoists strike again, kill two more in WB
The guerrillas chopped the limbs of the two and fired 11 bullets at them from a close range.
Midnapore/Jhargram (West Bengal): Maoists shot dead two Trinamool Congress workers at Bandhghora village near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, police said Saturday. The guerrillas chopped the limbs of Paban Mahato (38) and Kaushik Dutta (35), a casual worker of electricity department of Manikpara in Jhargram, and fired 11 bullets at them from a close range on Friday, they said.
"They were missing since yesterday afternoon when they went to distribute electric bills to households in Rasua village. An inquiry is on," District Magistrate Narayan Swarup Nigam said. Police said Maoist posters were recovered from the spot claiming that Dutta and Mahato were police informers.
Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Trinamool Congress leader Sisir Adhikari said Mahato and Dutta were Trinamool workers.
Maoists have gunned down two people in the Bangoda area of Jhargram. Their bullet-ridden bodies were recovered along with Maoist posters, that claimed the two were punished for acting as police informers. The bodies are yet to be identified. This incident comes on the day West Bengal Home Secy Ardhendu Sen is visiting West Midnapore to investigate the Feb 15 Silda massacre.
Nitish on Naxals:
Chief Minister of Bihar, another state affected by Naxal violence, says the problem cannot be solved only through use of force. "Force is not the only solution to tackle Naxalism. Speaking too much does not help, work needs to be done. Only through state police force Naxalism cannot be defeated. Fruits of development have to reach all, steps need to be taken in this regard," said Kumar.
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