Suspected Maoists allegedly shot dead an 18-year old boy over delay in serving them food in Bihar’s Rohtas district, 158km from state capital Patna, on Wednesday.
Rohtas police said the incident took place at Goreya, a tribal village in Darigaon police outpost area of the district. They quoted the villagers as saying that members of Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC)—a splinter group of CPI (Maoist)—were involved in the incident.
Police said TPC zonal commander Anil Kushwaha alias Rakesh Mishra and 10 members of the outfit had gone to the village to attend a marriage ceremony.
“Kushwaha, who was put up outside the village, demanded food at 7pm. He was then told that it was too early and it would take some more time to prepare the meal. After an hour, he reached the wedding venue and called the boys assigned to serve them the food. One of the boys who turned up was taken to the chowk area of the village and shot dead,” the police said.
The deceased, identified as Jitendra Kharwar, was son of Uma Shankar Kharwar of the same village.
Police said the body of the victim lay at the chowk for hours as the villagers stayed away out of fear.
The police, who were informed of the incident after many hours, reached the village on Thursday and brought the body to Sasaram for postmortem examination.