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JVM leader shot dead

Press Trust of India  |  Hazaribag (Jharkhand) 

Suspected Maoists have dragged a (Prajatantrik) out of his house in district and shot him dead, the police said today.

The 65-year-old was killed as he had helped the police in arresting two Maoists, said notes left by the red rebels at the spot.

Rana, a resident of Gondalpura in station, was the of committee.

Four armed suspected Maoists forcefully took him out of his house yesterday night saying his presence was needed in a committee meeting and gunned him down near a jungle some distance away, of Police Anoop Birtheray said.

The Maoists also threatened his family members, who were following them, with dire consequences if they inform the police about the killing, he said.

A has been launched to track down the killers.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 21:40 IST