Daltonganj, Nov 10 (UNI) Proscribed CPI(Maoist) ultras killed three youths, suspecting them to be from two rival groups in this district of Jharkhand last night.
The Maoists slit their throats and shot them dead, thinking they belonged to rival Tritiya Prastuti Committee(TPC) and Jharkhand Liberation Tigers' Association(JLTA), police said today.
The CPI(Maoist) carried out the operation in two separate incidents under Paki police station, police today said.
The deceased were identified as Devant Yadav alias Ratnesh, Rikesh Paswan and Manoj Bhuiyan.
Police said Manoj was a self-styled area commander of TPC. Bodies of Devant and Rikesh were recovered this morning from Karimari jungle near Balumath-Paki main road, while Manoj's body was found near Nurumadhya school.
Police said the CPI(Maoist) dragged out Devant and Rikesh from their homes and killed them.
On November 6, the CPI(Maoist) blew up the residence of its rival group TPC's self-styled zonal commander Anurag Paswan's brother, creating more panic in the ongoing tussle between two warring factions continued unabated in the district.
With this, the police had apprehended that the rivalry between the rival groups was again gaining power, since this was the fourth such inident of inter-gang rivalry in the past month in the area.