Two members of the Maoist-backed People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) were on Saturday shot dead by the rebels after differences over division of money extorted from local businessmen in Jhargram subdivision of West Midnapore district.
The bodies of PCPA members Biswanath Mahato and Pradip Mahato were found beside a pond at Nandalalpur in Jhargram, Additional Superintendent of Police (Operation) Mukesh Kumar said.
"According to initial investigations, they were killed by Maoists," Kumar said.
Top district police sources said the two were killed over differences with Maoists on division of money extorted from local businessmen.
There were earlier instances of PCPA members being killed by Maoists over such issues, the sources said.