Friday, April 03, 2009

Maoists kill kin of Congress leader in Chhattisgarh

April 3rd, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Raipur, April 3 (IANS) Three motorcycle-borne Maoists Friday shot dead the relative of a Congress leader who launched the Salwa Judum movement in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, police said.
Chhannu Karma, 45, the nephew of senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, was shot dead in full public view just outside Dantewada town, 380 km from here, while he was on way to the town riding a motor cycle.

Three armed Maoists riding a motorcycle came from behind and fired at Chhannu, who jumped off his motorcycle and tried to flee. The Maoists chased him and pumped three bullets into him. “He succumbed to injuries on the spot,” Pawan Deo, deputy inspector general, police headquarters, told IANS.

Police rushed to the spot within

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