An armed squad of suspected Maoists killed a man for allegedly resisting two ‘self-styled commanders’ of the banned outfit from raping his wife in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Thursday night.
Awadhesh Singh Bhokta was shot seven times by an AK-47 assault rifle at Gewal Bigha village in Madanpur police station area of the district. He died on the spot.
Bhokta’s wife claimed that Maoist commanders Prasadji and Nawalji had been raping her for the last one month. This was opposed by her husband, who earned his living by picking wood and making baskets.
A dozen armed Maoists raided their house on Thursday, picked up Bhokta, took him to a secluded place and shot him dead, she said.
After killing Bhokta, the Maoists escaped to forest areas leaving some leaflets. The leaflets said Bhokta was killed for being a police informer, a charge denied by Aurangabad superintendent of police (SP) Baburam.
“Maoists have killed an innocent person. Their claim that Bhokta was a police informer is baseless,” the SP said.
The leaflets have also threatened to teach a lesson to Aurangabad MP Sushil Kumar Singh and MLC Rajen Kumar Singh.