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Maoists bring down tower in Bihar dist

india Updated: Apr 18, 2011 12:38 IST

Armed Maoists shot dead a villager and burnt equipment of BSNL and Reliance towers in the district on Monday, police said.

The bike borne Maoists arrived at Dayaldih village and set fire to the towers after ordering some villagers, who were sleeping nearby, to leave, they said.

When a villager Bhim Thakur raised an alarm the ultras shot him dead and also fired a few shots to scare away people.

A coming operation has been launched, they said, adding the ultras have given a 24 hour shut down call from midnight Sunday night, to protest the arrest of their 'commander' of Jharkhand-Bihar zone, Samir Das, in Banka district three days ago.