Bodies of a Congress leader and two CPI-M workers killed by suspected Maoists were found today near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.
Bikash Mahato (40), working President of Jhargram Block Congress, was shot dead by Maoists this morning and his body was found near roadside at Baghmuri village, police said.
Mahato was picked up by armed Maoists from his residence last afternoon. Maoists suspected him to be working as police informer.
Two CPI-M workers - Shankar Pal (35) and middle-aged Haripada Singha Deb - were also shot dead today by Maoist guerrillas, the police said.
Pal and Deb were picked up from their residences last night and their bodies were found at Murar and Basantapur villages respectively in Lalgarh police station.
The Maoist posters left at the spot near Singha Deb's body said he was killed on charge of spying for the police, sources said.