Raiju Wadde was shot dead late yesterday night in his native Tiralgarh village in Bande police station area following the holding of a "jan adalat" (Naxal kangaroo court) there, Kanker Additional Superintendent of Police Jaiprakash Badhai told PTI.
"A group of armed Naxals stormed Wadde's house and dragged him out on to the streets and assaulted him," the official said.
Badhai said that a so-called "jan adalat" was then held after which Wadde was shot dead, adding that a Naxal pamphlet, terming him a police informer, was found from the spot.
"Villagers have said that Wadde was in jail in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district for two years for Naxal activities and was out on bail for the past seven months. This information, however, is yet to be verified with Maharashtra police," the Additional SP said.
Wadde's body had been brought to Pakhanjore police station for post mortem and security teams were combing the area to nab the ultras, Badhai said.
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