Four people killed and house torched in Maoist attack in north Bihar

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Motihari, Nov 17 (UNI) In yet another savage attack, at least four members of a family were killed and their house was torched by the Maoist guerillas at Rasulpur village in this bordering East Champaran district of Bihar last night.

Police here today said that a group of about 60 heavily armed insurgents, including some women cadres, raided the house of affluent local farmer Jagli Rai at around 0200 hours and after setting ablaze the house from outside, shot dead his two grandsons.

When protested the guerillas also beaten to death the deceased fathers, identified as Kamaldeb and Kapildeb Rai, on the spot.

Before escaping into the dark the extremists also set fire to several tractors and vehicles parked outside the house and fired several rounds in the air to scare the villagers.

On being informed a contingent of police arrived at the remote village, situated about 60 km from the district headquarters here, this morning and launched a massive search to nab the ultras. They also sealed all exit points of the district but none could be arrested so far, the police said.

A case had also been lodged in the local police station in this connection.

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