A CPI(M) local committee member was killed by suspected Maoists and half-a-dozen landmines recovered in this district as the 48-hour Maoist bandh against Nandigram violence in the three states of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand entered the second day on Tuesday.
Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Prasad said the body of CPI(M) activist, Sufal Mandi, was recovered from Ghatbera village early this morning.
Mandi was called out of his house last night by the assailants and killed.
Police reinforcements were sent to the village and recovered nearly six landmines from the area, the SP said.
Police also seized a couple of rifles from some of the houses and recovered Naxalite leaflets near the village.
The attack on the CPI (M) member comes 18 days after the killing of another party local committee member Bhagirath Karmakar in Chleiama village in the district on November one in a similar manner.
Meanwhile, the bandh continued to paralyse normal life in Purulia with private buses off the roads and most shops closed.