A group of 10 Maoists raided a village in West Bengal's West Midnapore district and shot dead a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader early on Tuesday, the police said.
The Maoists entered the village near Binpur around 7 am and shot Palaram Tudu from close range at his mustard field.
The village, around 250 km west of Kolkata, is close to Jharkhand border.
In September 2006, the rebels shot dead Anil Mahato, the local committee secretary of CPI-M at Shilda and, his guard.
The same month, two policemen were killed and many people were seriously injured when a landmine planted by the Maoists exploded in the district.
And in November, about 80 Maoists torched eight vehicles and fired several rounds in a village in the area.