Maoists kill four villagers in Jharkhand

December 25th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Dec 25 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed four people, including a man and his son, in two villages of Jharkhand’s Gumla district, the police said Thursday. “Four people were killed by CPI-Maoist (Communist Party of India - Maoist) rebels in two villages of Gumla district,” S.N. Pradhan, Jharkhand police spokesperson, told IANS.

According to the police, Maoist rebels killed a man and his son early Thursday morning in Govindpur village of Gumla district, which is around 160 km from here.

A man and his nephew were killed in Srinagar village of the same district by Maoist rebels.

According to the police, around 15 to 20 activists of CPI-Maoist raided Govindpur village and abducted an ex-army man and his son. The rebels shot them dead.

The police have reached the spot to assess the situation and ascertain the reason for the killing.

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In last seven years over 1,350 people, including civilians and Maoist rebels, have been killed.

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