Purulia (WB): Maoists raided the house of a
CPI(M) leader at Purudih in the district and set it afire,
police said Saturday.
A group of about 60 armed Maoists raided the house of
CPI(M) local committee secretary Buddhan Paramanik and after
not finding him there set it ablaze last night.
They also looted paddy stocked in the house, police said,
adding the Maoists left behind posters warning that anyone who
tilled Paramanik`s land would meet the same fate.
This was the second time that the Maoists had attacked
Paramanik`s house, they added.
Purulia is among the three Maoist-affected districts
collectively known as `jungle mahal` where anti-Maoist
operations are underway.