3 gunned down by suspected Naxalites

Updated on Feb 22, 2008 01:34 PM IST
Contingents from Raxaul and other neighbouring police stations have been rushed to the village and a combing operation has been launched.
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PTI | By, Motihari

Three persons were shot dead by suspected CPI (Maoist) activists at a village in Bihar's East Champaran district, police said on February 22.

Heavily armed activists of the banned outfit descended on Pipra village under Darpa police station around midnight and shot dead three persons said to be farmers, Deputy Superintendent of Police A K Singh told PTI.

He said contingents from Raxaul and other neighbouring police stations have been rushed to the village and a combing operation has been launched.

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