Monday, June 08, 2009

Maoists raid villager’s house, gun down one

8 Jun 2009, 0242 hrs IST, TNN

MUNGER: Over a hundred Maoists, both men and women, equipped with lethal weapons attacked the house of one, Vinodi Yadav and Surendra Yadav, in
Kareli village under Dharhara police station of this district on Sunday morning and gunned down one, Siyaram Sharan Yadav, a private bodyguard of Surendra Yadav.

Vinodi Yadav and Surendra Yadav, currently in Munger jail, are prime accused in the cold-blooded murder of the Bangalwa panchayat mukhiya, Kabir Kora, on the fateful day of July 2008.Six persons including Vinodi Yadav, Bablu Yadav and Surendra Yadav are the named accused in the mukhiya murder case, the FIR of which was lodged on July 31, 2008 under Section 302 of the IPC.

It is believed that the attack was purported to be in retaliation of the murder of Kabir Kora, who was considered to be close with the Maoist gang operating in the Dharhara-Kajra belt.

The additional police superintendent, Jamalpur, Sridhar Mandal, in capacity of officiating police superintendent, confirmed the incident adding that the house in which the victim -- Siyaram Sharan Yadav -- took shelter when the Maoists stormed his house, was set on fire reducing the house to ashes.On the other hand, villagers said the Maoists, equipped with firearms and other conventional weapons, had surrounded the entire village since early morning as a result of which they lived in panic till the Maoist operation continued.

After killing Siyaram Sharan Yadav, the Maoists retreated towards the hilly tracts. CRPF jawans along with a big contingent of district police including officers in-charge of at least four police stations are conducting raids on the suspected hideouts of the Maoists, under the supervision of the officiating SP Sridhar Mandal, said the police

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