Two tribals, who were associated with the Naxals, were today killed allegedly by the Maoists in Dhanora tehsil of the district, on the pretext of engaging in "suspicious acts", police said.
Around 15 to 20 Naxals stormed into Masanadi village and took 52-year-old Sheshrao Baggaji Darro and 55-year-old Dewaji Mithuji Atla out of the village, a press release issued by the Gadchiroli police said.
They were severely thrashed and killed. While Sheshrao was the Vice President of the Naxal-led Jantana Sarkar, Dewaji was a member of another Naxal organisation.
"The Maoists held the duo responsible for the taking the Naxal movement backward and indulging in suspicious anti-Naxal acts," it said.
As per the release, Naxals had warned the two to "improve" their behaviour.