Two Maoist breakway faction members killed

Latehar (Jharkhand): Two supporters of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a breakaway group of the CPI (Maoist), were shot dead in Latehar district, police said on Saturday.

As the TPC activists were taking dinner at one Muneshwar Yadav's house at Herhanj gaon on Thursday night, the Maoists surrounded the house and fired shots killing Yadav and another person, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Palamau Range), L P Singh said.

Police have launched raids on the borders of Latehar and Palamau districts.