Four villagers shot dead by ultras in Jharkhand

Khunti/Medininagar: Four villagers were shot dead by extremists in Khunti and Palamau districts, police said on Monday.

Activists of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) abducted Sukra Pahan (25) and Balram Singh (27) from their houses in Bandra village in Khunti district last night and fired 13 bullets, killing them on the spot, Superintendent of Police Manoj Kaushik said.

The incident came days after the arrest of PLFI's self-styled zonal commander Raj Kamal Gope.

The firing squad of the CPI (Maoist) kidnapped Biswajit Yadav and Ajay Thakur in Lawadi village in Palamau last night and shot them dead, police said in Medininagar.

All the bodies were recovered today.