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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.

First Published: Apr 25, 2006 12:18 IST