Maoist attack West Bengal CPI-M worker, kill cop



Bankura: A police officer and a Maoist were killed and two others injured in a gunfight between the security forces and the ultras at Sarenga in Bankura district, police said on Thursday.

A group of armed Maoists shot at and injured local CPI-M leader Tarashankar Patra late last night.

On getting the information, police and joint forces rushed to the spot. Another team of joint forces from Lalgarh came and a gunbattle with the security forces ensued.

Inspector-in-charge of Sarenga police station, Rabi Lochan Mitra and a Maoist cadre Dule were killed in the encounter, Superintendent of Police Vishal Garg told a news agency.

Another guerrilla Mithun was injured in the gunfight, Garg said.

Patra has been admitted to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Mithun was taken to Sarenga hospital, police said.

PTI