Thursday, July 16, 2009

CPM leader shot dead

Purulia, July 15: A CPM leader was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Beldih More in the Barabazar area of Purulia this evening.

Gangadhar Mahato, 52, was the party’s local committee secretary. He was returning home from the apatite mine where he was a union leader when a gang stopped his motorcycle. A resident of Beldih, Haradhan Mahato, said he heard three shots being fired. After killing him, they took the two-wheeler away.

Lalgarh shootout

About 80km away, Maoists marching in a People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities procession tonight opened fire on the police camp at Dharampur near Lalgarh tonight. The gun battle went on for an hour.

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