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Four villagers killed by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh

The armed Naxalites cordoned off the village and assaulted the people who had opposed them.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 17:12 IST

Four villagers were axed to death and many others injured in attacks by Maoists in the wee hours on Wednesday in Dewarpali village of Dantewada district, police said.

The armed Naxalites cordoned off the village and assaulted the people who had opposed them and participated in Salwa Judum or peace campaign against the ultras, State Intelligence chief SK Paswan said.

Some of the villagers were later attacked with axe, in which four villagers were killed, he said.

Recently, the Naxalites have killed CRPF, CISF and Naga jawans and also the villagers in Dantewada district who were involved in anti-Naxal movement.

Meanwhile, Naxalites have released five photographers who were abducted on Tuesday from Kanker district, Paswan said.

The photographers were kidnapped from two different places -- Durg and Kondal police station areas -- when they were taking photographs of villagers for the recently launched National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, he said.

They were let off with a warning not to photograph the villagers and their digital cameras had been seized by the Naxalites, he added.

First Published: Mar 08, 2006 17:12 IST