Suspected Maoists on Thursday shot dead a tribal CPI-M leader, alleging him to be a police informer at Barikul in Bankura district.
"Maoists killed 34-year-old Haren Baske from close range after calling him to come out of his house. He died on the spot," Superintendent of Police, Vishal Garg, told PTI.
Baske was a target of the ultras in Maoist-hit Barikul, he said.
Nobody was arrested and CPI-M cadre held a a rally protesting Baske's killing, the police said.