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.
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.
First Published: Sunday, May 02, 2010, 22:32