Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maoists shoot at political worker

TNN 27 November 2009, 05:38am IST
Ashutosh Mahato

MIDNAPORE: Suspected Maoists shot at former zilla parishad member and Jharkhand Jana Mukti Morcha leader Ashutosh Mahato near Machhkandna in Belpahari on Thursday morning. He sustained bullet injuries on his leg. His condition is stable.

Mahato was travelling to Belpahari on a bicycle when four armed men suddenly emerged from a jungle and shot at him. Some locals rushed Mahato to hospital. Sources said Mahato's condition was stable. SP Manoj Verma said: "According to primary investigation, Mahato was shot at by Maoists."

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