Maoists kill key Salwa Judum leader in Chhattisgarh

July 23rd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), July 23 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday killed a prominent leader of the civil militia movement, Salwa Judum, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur District.

Raghu Singh, 55, was leading the Salwa Judum movement in Bijapur district’s sprawling Bhopalpatnam area.

Maoists trapped him, pumped bullets into his body and then slit his throat.

He had sought police protection few weeks ago, saying he feared for his life.

Police have launched a drive in the Bhopalpatnam forest area to apprehend the killers. (ANI)

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