Raipur: A group of about 40 Maoist guerrillas murdered a tribal man in Chattisgarh's violence-hit Dantewada district allegedly because he was a spy, police said on Friday.
The incident took place on Thursday night at Bhusaras village, about 40 km south of state capital Raipur.
The Maoist rebels stormed into 35-year-old Marwi Manoj's house and beat him up severely before slitting his throat. They then walked away shouting slogans in support of the Maoist movement, officers at the police headquarters said.
Primary investigations suggest that the Maoists killed Manoj because he was a police informer.
Maoist killed, two CRPF personnel injured
A Maoist was killed and four men including two CRPF personnel were injured in a fierce gunbattle between security forces and Naxalites at Bandu village in west Singhbhum district on Friday.
The encounter broke out when the Maoists opened fire on a CRPF team. in the return fire a maoist was shot dead and two Maoists were wounded west Singhbhum superintendent of police Akhilesh Jha told reporters.
Two CRPF personnel were also injured with one suffering bullet wounds in his hand and another in his foot he said adding they have been admitted to a hospital in Chakradharpur. The CRPF personnel were patrolling near Bandua when the Maoists started firing at them.
Three villagers shot dead by Maoists
Three villagers were shot dead by Maoists in separate incidents in Jharkhand Police said on Friday. The Maoists shot dead two persons at Lanjo village in west Singhbhum district on Thursday night. The Ultras said the two were killed because they were allegedly collected extortion in the name of CPI Maoist villagers told the police.