Kolkata: A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) worker was shot dead by Maoists in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district, police said on Saturday.
"The locals informed about the bullet-ridden body of Bablu Mahato (a local CPI-M worker) lying in Beliabera village in Jhargram sub-division of the district," said West Midnapore Additional Police Superintendent (operation) Mukesh Kumar.
"Maoists` posters were recovered from the spot, which read that Bablu was killed for acting as a police informer," Kumar said over phone.
The victim`s family alleged that a group of six-eight Maoist cadres raided their house late Friday night. Bablu was dragged out, taken to a forest and killed, said Kumar.
Meanwhile, two firearms, 20 rounds of cartridges and explosives were recovered from a Jharkhand party activist`s house in Hansda in Jhargram sub-division.
"Acting on specific inputs, we raided Rajesh Mahato`s house and recovered the arms and ammunition," said Kumar.
Maoists are active in three western districts of the state - West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura.