Maoists have again demonstrated that they believe in torturous killing as the only way of dispensing ‘justice’.
The red brigade executed seven suspected police informers in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal since Saturday night.
Six persons, including a village headman, were killed in Chhattisgarh’s Teregaon, Rajnandgaon district, about 150 km west of Raipur, after trying them in a Maoist ‘court’.
In West Bengal’s West Midnapore, armed ultras killed a 22-year-old man called Poltu Bag, who too was suspected to have been a police spy, the security forces said on Sunday. In Rajnandgaon, the bodies were found on the roadside.
The rebels had kidnapped them six days ago. District SP Prabir Das confirmed the incident. “The bodies were dumped at the roadside between Unchapur and Teregaon villages on Sunday,” Das said.
According to sources in Rajnandgaon, the rebels organised a jan adalat (people’s court) near the Maharashtra border and ‘sentenced’ the six to death. Their throats were slit.
Bastar IG T.J. Longkumer said: “We cannot say with certainty about how many kangaroo courts have been organised by the rebels because villagers don’t inform the police about these things, fearing reprisal.”
In Dantewada, two Naxals were killed in an encounter, police said. After receiving a tip-off about some Naxal activity near Gumiyapal village, a police team reached the the place, Dantewada SP Amresh Mishra said.
(With PTI inputs)