Maoists shot dead two Trinamool Congress workers at Bandhghora village near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, police said today.
The guerrillas chopped the limbs of Paban Mahato (38) and Kaushik Dutta (35), a casual worker of electricity department of Manikpara in Jhargram, and fired 11 bullets at them from a close range on Friday, they said.
"They were missing since yesterday afternoon when they went to distribute electric bills to households in Rasua village. An inquiry is on," District Magistrate Narayan Swarup Nigam said.
Police said Maoist posters were recovered from the spot claiming that Dutta and Mahato were police informers.
Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Trinamool Congress leader Sisir Adhikari said Mahato and Dutta were Trinamool workers.