Medininagar (Jharkhand): A Maoist has
been shot dead by a rival group at Barwahi village in Palamau
district, the police said here on Sunday.
A splinter group of the banned Tritiya Prastuity
Committee (TPC) took away Ajay Kurmi, the self-styled CPI
(Maoist) zonal commander, and his associate Vinod Mehta, from
the latter`s residence under Bishrampur police station last
night, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sudarshan Mandal,
told newsmen here.
The assailants gunned down Kurmi while letting off
Mehta after beating him up severely, he added.
The body was recovered during the day and a note left
near it claimed responsibility and the killers identified
themselves belonging to `TSPC`, a breakaway group of TPC.
Kurmi was active on the borders of Palamau and Chatra,
the police officer said.