At least seven persons were killed and three injured when about 300 armed Naxalites raided a village in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday, police said.
After kidnapping around 25 people from the Chikuarguda village under the Konta police station, about 485 km from Raipur, seven persons were either shot, stabbed or beaten to death by Naxalites early on Tuesday morning, police sources said.
The remaining persons, including the three injured were released after the incident, they said adding that the Naxals also looted and burnt some houses in the village.
Police claimed that the Maoists had taken revenge for the June 8 incident of Dewarpalli village of Dantewada district in which 10 Naxals were killed and many injured in an encounter with security forces.
Konta block is the most sensitive area as far as Naxal activities are concerned and as all the five police districts of Bastar region, including Dantewada have been badly affected by Naxal violence for last over two decades.