Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Maoists behead two brothers in Jharkhand

Apr 24, 2007 - 11:42:30 AM

The Maoists left a pamphlet terming the brothers as police informers. When villagers tried to resist, they were silenced with threats that they would be killed too.

By IANS, [RxPG] Ranchi, April 24 - Two brothers were beheaded in their Jharkhand village by suspected Maoist guerrillas for allegedly being police informers.

According to the police, the macabre incident took place Monday night at Tamba village, about 70 km from here, when 20 activists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist - raided the home of Jagmohan Singh.

They took away Jagmohan as well as his brother and tied them to a tree. After beating them mercilessly, the guerrillas decapitated them with a sharp edged weapon, an official said.

The Maoists left a pamphlet terming the brothers as police informers. When villagers tried to resist, they were silenced with threats that they would be killed too.

More than 20 police informers have been killed in the last year in the state, where Maoists are active in 16 of the 22 districts. Nearly 590 people, including 290 security personnel, have been killed in the last six years in Maoist related violence.

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