Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Maoists killed Nagrik Suraksha Samittee member in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 9 : Maoists Tuesday attacked a member of an anti-guerrilla organisation ---Nagrik Suraksha Samittee -- in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur district, leaving him seriously injured and killing his security guard.

According to police, activists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Tuesday morning attacked Shailen Baske, member of the Nagrik Suraksha Samittee (NSS), near Kasiabeda village in Jamshedpur district, 170 km from Ranchi.

The attack left the bodyguard, Jogeshwar Murmu, dead while Baske sustained serious injuries. Baske has been admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jamshedpur, where his condition is said to be critical.

The NSS was formed five years ago to fight Maoist rebels.

In March, the rebels killed Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Sunil Mahto as he was a supporter of the NSS.

Maoist rebels are active in 16 of the 22 districts in the state. Around 950 people, including 310 security personnel, have been killed in the last six years in Maoist related violence.


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