Three killed in Maoist attack in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 11:33

Chatra (Jharkhand: Three persons,
including the head of a naxal outfit, were killed and six
others critically injured when Maoists attacked at Rajpur in
the district in the wee hours today.

The dead, identified as Umesh Mali, head of a naxal
outfit `Sastra People`s Morcha` (SPM), Umesh Singh Bhokta, a
local leader of Lokjanshakti Party and Ranjit Rajjak, were
watching a cultural programme near Rajpur Middle School around
2 am, when a group of armed Maoists fired on them, District
Superintendent of Police Deo Bihari Sharma said here.

The condition of all the injured, including a police
driver, is stated to be critical, he said.

The CPI (Maoist) is involved in a turf war with SPM,
the Jharkhand Prastuti Samiti and the Tritiya Prastuti Samiti.

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First Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 11:33

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