CPI(M) leader in Jhargram shot at by suspected Maoists
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 18:30
Jhargram (WB): A local CPI(M) activist was on Saturday seriously injured after he was shot at by suspected Maoists in Jhargram area of West Midnapore district, police said.

Datakarno Mahato, was returning from Badhgora High School, where he worked as a clerk, when he was intercepted by two armed youths on a motor cycle and shot at barely 200 metres away from the school compound, they said.

Mahato (42), who was also riding on a bike with a teacher on pillion, then drove to Jhargram Sub-divisional Hospital and got himself admitted.

He was the head of Jhargram Panchayat Samiti from 1998-2008 and did not leave the CPI(M) despite Maoist threats to the party activists in recent times.


First Published: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 18:30

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