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2 villagers shot dead by Maoists

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

ultras have shot dead two persons in Jetya area of West Singhbhum district suspecting them to be police informers, police said today.

A group of masked ultras came to Hamsda village on Thursday night, dragged Sonaram Sirka and Bamia Sirka out of their houses and gunned them down, officer-in-charge of Jetya police station, Yadav said.

It is suspected that the leader of the gang was one Sandeep-da.

Though the incident occurred at Thursday night, police were informed only last evening as the villagers were scared of more attacks by Maoists, Yadav said.

As the incident took place in a naxal-affected area, police could not reach the spot owing to darkness.

A police team went there this morning but by that time the bodies were cremated by the victims' family members, the police officer said.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 23:07 IST