Maoists torch company machines for refusing money

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Armed Maoists burnt down two costly machines of a private road construction company for not complying to their extortion demand at Bakhra in Muzaffarpur district early today, police said.

About forty ultras raided the office of the company and burnt down a JCB and a hot mixing plant machines.

They also beat up company employees when they tried to put up a resistance, police said adding that the rebels also snatched two mobile phones from the labourers.

The Maoist attack followed refusal of the company owner to pay money to them, police said.