Simdega: People`s Liberation
Front of India (PLFI) ultras on Sunday shot dead a relative of a
top Maoist leader in Simdega district, police said.
Superintendent of Police Durga Oraon said Sudama Singh
was gunned down near Bhelburu forest under Bano police station
when he was returning home at Badkaduil village.
Singh was a close relative of the CPI (Maoist`s) self
styled zonal commander Debuji, Oraon said.
The PLFI, meanwhile, called up some media houses and
claimed responsibility for the killing.
"It is a revenge killing after the Maoists had shot
dead one of our activists, Birsa Baraik, in March," the caller
The Maoists and the PLFI have been locked in a turf
war for last few years.