Maoists kill Trinamool Congress leader

A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead allegedly by Maoists at Jhargram in Naxal-hit West Midnapore district, police said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011, 13:35 PM IST

Jhargram (WB): A Trinamool Congress leader
was shot dead allegedly by Maoists at Jhargram in Naxal-hit
West Midnapore district, police said on Tuesday.

Five Maoist cadre shot Lalmohan Mahato (39) from close
range at Chotopukhuria, when he was going to his coaching
centre to give private tuition to school students, and fled on
two motorbikes, they said.

Mahato died on the spot. The body bore bullet marks on
the head and chest.

The police have found posters from the spot saying that
"he was punished for being a member of the vigilante group
called Bhairab Bahini".

Mahato was a Trinamool Congress leader of Pukhuria area.

PTI