Maoists abduct son of CPI-M leader

Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 11:51

Kolkata: Suspected Maoists have abducted the son of a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader in West Bengal and demanded the release of a jailed guerrilla in order to set him free.

Srimanta Tudu, 21, son of Matilal Tudu, was kidnapped by gunmen from a bus stop Thursday night at Binpur in West Midnapore district, party and police sources said.

Later, the Maoists telephoned the victim`s residence and demanded the release of their "action squad member" Durga Mandi from police custody in return for the younger Tudu`s safe release.
Mandi was arrested for alleged involvement in several murder cases.

IANS

First Published: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 11:51

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