Three killed in Jharkhand Maoist attack

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Ranchi, Oct 20 (ANI): Three persons, including the head of a parallel outfit called 'Sastra People's Morcha' (SPM), were killed in a Maoist attack in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident took place in Rajpur village where Umesh Mali, the head of the SPM, Umesh Singh Bhokta, a local leader of the Lokjanshakti Party, and another person, were watching a cultural programme.

Umesh Mali and two others died on the spot when the Maoists fired on them.

A teenaged girl and two others were also injured.

The CPI (Maoist) is involved in a turf war with the SPM, the Jharkhand Prastuti Samiti and the Tritiya Prastuti Samiti. (ANI)

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