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Maoists kill CPI(M) leader in Purulia

Armed Maoists on Wednesday shot dead a CPI(M) Purulia district committee leader at Burrabazar, near Purulia, a day after two CPI(M) activists were killed by the ultras at Salboni in adjoining West Midnapore district.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2009 21:28 IST

Armed Maoists on Wednesday shot dead a CPI(M) Purulia district committee leader at Burrabazar, near Purulia, a day after two CPI(M) activists were killed by the ultras at Salboni in adjoining West Midnapore district.

The police said that an 8-member bike-borne gang of armed Maoists shot at Gangaram Mahato (45), who was returning from market on his motorcycle, from a point blank range at Bediamore at Burrabazar. He died on the spot.

Mahato was stated to be in the hit-list of the Maoists, the police said.

The police arrived on the scene only after the attackers had fled to Jharkhand.