Four persons were killed on Friday and three others injured in separate incidents of Maoists-related violence in Naxal-infested Bastar region and Rajnandgaon areas of Chhattisgarh, police said.
A body was recovered in Chindpal village of Badgaon police station area in Kanker district, about 200 km from the state capital by police, Kanker district Superintendent of Police Pradeep Gupta said.
When a police party was trying to shift the body, landmines attached to the body blew up, injuring two policemen seriously. They were airlifted to Raipur for treatment, Gupta said.
In another incident, some armed Naxalites beat to death a villager of Bansari, about 100 km from here, under Ambagarh police station of Rajnandgaon district, Rajnandgaon police said.
Maoists killed a person in Pandey Para, about 550 km from here, and in another case in the same Bhairamgarh police station area of Bijapur police district one villager was shot dead and another injured by the Maoists, police sources said.