Pastor killed by Maoists in Bastar’s Bijapur: Chhattisgarh police

The deceased was dragged out of his house and attacked with sharp-edged weapons by the Maoists, who suspected that he might be a police informer.
A pastor was allegedly killed by Maoists on suspicion of being a police informer, in Bastar’s Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh police said on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
A pastor was allegedly killed by Maoists on suspicion of being a police informer, in Bastar’s Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh police said on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 05:53 PM IST
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Maoists allegedly killed a pastor on suspicion of being a police informer, in Bastar’s Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh police said on Saturday.

The police claimed to have recovered a Maoist pamphlet from the spot and started further investigation into the killing.

“Yallam Shankar, a resident of Angampalliguda village under Maded police station of the district was allegedly killed by a group of armed Maoist cadres in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday,” said Inspector General of Police , Bastar range, Sunderaj P, in a statement on Saturday.

The IG further said that the deceased was dragged out of his house and attacked with sharp-edged weapons by the Maoists.

“Coincidentally, the deceased was a pastor in the area. In the pamphlet recovered from the spot, Maded area Committee of CPI (Maoist) claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the deceased of being a police informer,” the IG added.

The police said that the exact reason behind the murder would be known only after thorough investigation.

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    State Correspondent for Chhattisgarh. Reports Maoism, Politics, Mining and important developments from the state. Covered all sorts of extremism in Central India. Reported from Madhya Pradesh for eight years.

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