Villagers lynch man on suspicion of being Maoist

July 28th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, July 28 (IANS) One man was beaten to death and two people were injured on suspicion of being Maoists by villagers of Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district, police said Wednesday.
“The residents of Gumadi were guarding their village late Tuesday when they saw three people coming. They suspected them to be Maoists and chased them. The three men were caught and beaten with iron rods and sticks. One of them died on the spot while two were critically injured,” a police official told IANS.

The two injured, who have been admitted to the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Jamshedpur, told police that they were not Maoists and were returning to their village near Gumadi village, about 130 km from here.

In East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum districts, people guard their villages as Maoists on regular basis enter and demand food and extort money.

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