The attack took place near Rameshwarpur area. Several people were also severely beaten up. The deceased are yet to be identified, Deputy Superintendent A Sarkar said.
Maoists are active in the three western districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia.
Kolkata: Three unidentified people were killed and one person was injured when suspected Maoists opened fire near a tea stall in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said on Sunday.
First Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 14:55