Maoists gun down six people in Bihar
The incident took place late on Monday at Deojora village in Aurangabad district.india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 12:19 IST
The suspected Maoist guerrillas have gunned down at least six people, including a panchayat poll candidate who was returning to his Bihar village after a day of hectic campaigning.
The incident took place late on Monday at Deojora village in Aurangabad district, police in Patna said.
About half a dozen people were injured in the attack against village headman Ashok Kumar Singh, who was going to contest in a panchayat poll next month, and his supporters.
The guerrillas also set fire to the bodies and three vehicles, said a senior official.
"All the bodies were burnt by them," he said.
The sensational killings have shocked people in the area and top district administration officials are camping in the village.