Maoists blasted the house of a former village head of Yadunathpur village and torched his brother's house in Rohtas district in Bihar, police said Friday.
Around 12 maoist ultras raided the village last night and triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the house of former mukhiya Gangeshwar Singh, police said.
They also torched the house of his brother Maheshwar Singh, the police said, adding, nobody was present in the two houses during the operation.
Both the families were residing elsewhere following threats from naxalites who had on Wednesday looted valuables from the houses and distributed them among the poor.
Raids were on in the area to apprehend the ultras, the police added.