Purulia (WB): Two CPI(M) workers were on Monday
shot dead by Maoists in Purulia and West Midnapore districts,
An active worker of the CPI(M) Debiprosad Hansda (50) was
shot dead by armed Maoists on the charge of being corrupt at
Bitting Lohar village of Balarampur in Purulia last night, the
Four more CPI-M workers and leaders, including Latika
Hembram, Pradhan of Kepka Ghatber Panchayat Samiti, her
husband and two relatives were beaten-up at Amghar and
Nandudih villages in Balarampur last night, they said.
The party leaders were also told to desert CPI-M at the
earliest, sources said.
The incident comes close on the heels of the killing of a
CPI(M) leader and a party worker in Purulia district since
In West Midnapore district, Maoists today gunned down a
CPI-M leader for allegedly spying for the police at Amjharna
jungle near Lalgarh.
According to police, Mahato (40) was shot dead in the
jungle after being called out from his residence at Manihada
village this morning. He died on the spot.
Before he was killed, he was tried in a kangaroo court by
the red rebels.