PLFI activist shot dead by 'Maoists'

Gumla: Suspected Maoists killed a self-styled area commander of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), an ultra-left faction, at Kolambi-Dipatoli village in Gumla district, police said.

Chhotka Gop was visiting relatives yesterday and was confronted by armed men who opened fire when he tried to escape, they said.

CPI (Maoist) and PLFI were engaged in a turf war in Gumla district and it was being investigated whether the killers belonged to the rival faction, they added.