Monday, November 23, 2009

Maoists kill CPI(M) leader

Kolkata, Nov 23 (PTI) Suspected Maoists shot dead a local leader of the CPI(M) in Jhargram area of West Midnapore district today, police said.

Tapan Mahto, a member of CPI(M)'s Salbani branch committee, was called out from his Sirshi village home by some people last night and was taken to an isolated place and gunned down.

His body was found this morning at Boria near Jhargram, the sources said adding he was shot in the head thrice from a close range.

Some Maoists posters found beside the body claimed that he was killed because he was a police informer

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