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)