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Maoists burn couple alive over land dispute in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 18:45

Ranchi: A couple was burnt alive by suspected Maoists in Jharkhand`s Palamau district, due to their land dispute with a rebel commander, police said on Sunday.

"Divesh Singh and his wife, Devbrati Devi were burnt alive at Saraidih village by suspected Maoist rebels," Palamau`s Superintendent of Police Jatin Narwal said.

Around 10 to 15 rebels raided the Saraidih village, 180 km from Ranchi, Saturday night and set Divesh`s house on fire. The couple who were sleeping at the time were burnt alive. The rebels left a pamphlet at the spot, terming the couple "police informers".

According to Narwal, Divesh had a land dispute with Mahendra Bhuiya, an area commander of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).


First Published: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 18:45

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