Naxals kill three villagers in Gadchiroli

Nagpur: A group of Naxalites allegedly killed three persons including a village-head in Korchi taluka of Gadchiroli district, police said on Monday.

The sarpanch of Dabri village Motiram Katenge (50), Sudhakar Koreti (40) and Paharsinh Kumre (55) were killed last night in Bijepar village and their bodies were dumped in neighbouring Mohgaon Tola village, they said.

The bodies were found in mutilated conditions. While two of the victims were stoned to death, the sarpanch was killed using firearms, the police said.

According to police, the Naxalites left a note near the bodies claiming that some police jawans of special force C-60 were responsible for the death of the three villagers. They also accused the deceased of being police informers.