Maoists gun down two rival activists in Jharkhand

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Palamau (Jharkhand) Oct 24 (ANI): Suspected Maoists abducted and killed two former activists of a rival outfit at Chando village in Palamau District of Jharkhand on Saturday.

This is the first incident of violence by Naxals after the announcement of polls to the state assembly.

According to police, about 20 red ultras abducted Pappu Singh and M Ansari from their houses late on Friday night and shot them on the outskirts of the village.

Their bodies were recovered on Saturday morning, police said,

The Naxals left behind a note accusing the duo of being police informers.

Police said Singh and Ansari were earlier members of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) another naxal outfit.

The CPI (Maoist) is engaged in a turf war with the TPC in parts of Jharkhand. (ANI)

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