Patna: Two people have been shot dead by Maoist guerrillas in a village in Bihar`s Patna district, police said on Sunday.
Nearly 50 armed Maoists stormed Pachpanpar village near Masaurih in rural Patna, about 35 km from here, late Saturday night and killed two people, a police official said.
The victims were identified as Mukesh Yadav and his mother.
District authorities have deployed security forces in the village and launched operations against the rebels, he added.
Masaurih in rural Patna is considered a Maoist stronghold.