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Maoists gun down six people in Bihar

The incident took place late on Monday at Deojora village in Aurangabad district.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 12:19 IST

The suspected Maoist guerrillas have gunned down at least six people, including a panchayat poll candidate who was returning to his Bihar village after a day of hectic campaigning.

The incident took place late onMonday at Deojora village in Aurangabad district, police in Patna said.

About half a dozen people were injured in the attack against village headman Ashok Kumar Singh, who was going to contest in a panchayat poll next month, and his supporters.

The guerrillas also set fire to the bodies and three vehicles, said a senior official.

"All the bodies were burnt by them," he said.

The sensational killings have shocked people in the area and top district administration officials are camping in the village.