Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Eight killed in Naxal attacks

Protesting US President Barack Obama’s visit, Maoists strike in Bengal, Orissa and Bihar; woman, cops among those killed

Jayatri Nag

Posted On Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 02:37:42 AM

In Kolkata Eight persons fell to Maoists’ bullets in Bengal, Orissa and Bihar on Monday. Four killings, including that of a woman, were reported from West Midnapore district in Bengal, where Maoists ‘punished’ people for defying their 24-hour shutdown against US President Barack Obama's visit.

Motorcycle-borne assailants gunned down Kanai Ray, a former CPI-M panchayat pradhan at Patashimul Gram Panchayat on Monday after-noon, officials said.

The three other victims were identified as Rashbehari Mahato, Sandhya Mahato and Sheikh Wajed Ali. They were abducted from Kishmatga-nakata village in Jhargram sub-division and their bullet-riddled bodies were found on the road nearby on Monday morning.

An injured official from bomb disposal squad talks on his mobile phone after the Naxal attack in Gaya

Rashbehari Mahato was a local expert on chou dance, while Ali was an employee of the BDO office, they said.

Sandhya Mahato was killed be-cause her son was in the CRPF and she had been warned that he should leave the force, the officials said. Her husband is also missing.

In Nabarangpur district, Maoists shot dead two persons and demolished a school building in Malkangiri district in Orissa, during the 24-hour bandh.

The Maoists left behind hand-written posters near the bodies, alleging the two had been collecting money in the name of the ultras, he said.

Two bomb disposal squad personnel were killed and four others injured when an explosive planted by Maoists at Bankebazar in Gaya district went off. The rebels also derailed a goods train in Muzaffarpur district.

The two bomb disposal squad personnel, Vijay Kumar and Jai Chand, of the Bihar Military Police were killed while defusing the bomb, Director General of Police Neelmani said. Two Special Armed Police personnel and two mediapersons were injured.

In Muzaffarpur district, 10 wagons of a goods train derailed after Maoists blew up railway track with dynamite near Kurhani Railway Station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section of East-Central Railway, Neelmani said. In Gaya district, four trucks were burnt by a group of 100 ultras late on Sunday night, the DGP said. (With Agency Inputs)

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