Quarry owner shot dead by Maoists

A quarry owner was shot dead and his vehicles were torched by CPI(Maoists) at Chitragadia village in Dumka district Sunday night.

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2011, 11:33 AM IST

Dumka: A quarry owner was shot dead and his vehicles were torched by CPI(Maoists) at Chitragadia village in Dumka district Sunday night.

Police superintendent Hemant Toppo today said about a dozen rebels attacked the house of 50-year-old Baburam Kisku and shot him dead.

Kisku`s sister-in-law was also injured in the firing, he said.

The Maoists then set a jeep and an earth digging machine, parked near his house, on fire.

The injured has been taken to a nearby hospital, he said.

Toppo said the Maoists left few leaflets in which they warned people of similar consequences if they indulged in anti-Maoist campaign.

They also cautioned police not to "implicate innocent people in false cases.

Meanwhile, deputy superintendent of police AB Ram rushed to the spot alongwith a force to launch a combing operation in the area.

PTI