Four killed in Maoist-hit West Midnapore

Suspected Maoists have killed four political party workers separately in the Jhargram sub-division of West Midnapore district, police said on Friday.

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2010, 15:52 PM IST

Midnapore/Jhargram: Suspected Maoists have killed four political party workers separately in the Jhargram sub-division of West Midnapore district, police said on Friday.

While two of the victims were CPI(M) workers, the other two were activists of Jharkhand Party and Trinamool Congress.

Three were gunned down, while one was hacked to death after they were dragged out of their houses last night by the Shyamal squad of the Maoists, they said.

CPI(M) workers Manorajan Mahto (45) and Rathindranath Gop (34) were killed at Birmadal and Odolchua villages respectively. Gop was a hostel super of Odolchua high school.