A former activist of the CPI(M) was shot dead by Maoists in Purulia district, police said today.
The bullet-riddled body of Tarani Kumbhakar (50) was found this morning at Kandua forest under Maoist-affected Bandwan area.
A Maoist poster found beside the body said Kumbhakar was killed as he was a police informer.
Kumbhakar, a resident of Kaira village in Bandwan police station, had quit the CPI(M) about six months ago following the dictat of the Maoists.
He, however, was not staying in his Kaira village home since he left the party, they said.