Kolkata: Two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders were killed by Maoists in West Bengal’s Bankura and West Midnapore districts Sunday, police said.
A police officer said the body of Parmeshwar Murmu was found near his house in the Ranibandh Police station area.
Murmu, a member of CPI-M’s Jamagoria local committee, was abducted by a group of armed Maoists Saturday night from his house.
The body of another CPI-M leader Sisuranjan Mahato, who was taken captive from his house at Dhangasole village of West Midnapore district Saturday night, was also found at Mirgan close to Salboni police station.
"Around 10 Maoists barged into Mahato’s house last (Saturday) night and took him away. His body, with multiple injury marks, was found four km away at Mirgan today (Sunday)," said another police officer.
The Maoists have been active in the state’s three western districts of Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore.