Naxals kill sympathiser in Gadchiroli

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Nagpur, Apr 4 (UNI) A group of armed Naxals killed a sympathiser in Gadchiroli district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra today.

Police said a group of 10 to 15 Naxalites stormed the house of 49-year-old Timbu Panja Pungati, near Kasansur in the district, early this morning. They dragged him out and shot him dead with a rifle.

Pungati was a naxalite sympathiser since 1990, and had been booked in a case of arson in 1992 and in 2 cases of murder in 2003, police said. Besides, preventive action had also been taken against him twice, it said.

It was not immediately know as to why naxalites killed one of their own sympathisers, and whether the murder was due to any personal enmity or for some other reason, police said adding an offence has been registered.

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