Jamui, Feb 18: Just days after Maoists massacred paramilitary jawans in West Bengal, a village in Bihar became the latest target. Armed Maoists stormed into the Kasari village here and started firing indiscriminately killing nine villagers and sending 12 to hospitals.
120 heavily-armed launched this brutal attack on the Bihar village in Jamui district on Wednesday, Feb 17 night. The ultras reportedly set fire to over 25 thatched houses and sprayed bullets killing the villagers.
Five of the injured people are in critical condition and are battling for their lives in Sikandra and Jamui hospitals.
The ultras left leaflets at the spot informing that the attack was in retaliation against the killing of eight activists of the proscribed CPI (Maoist). The activists were allegedly killed by the villagers.
This attack came during the three day bandh called by the Maoists in eastern part of Bihar to protest the killing of their activists. The bandh was to end on Feb 17 midnight.
Red terror has become India's growing concern as Maoists continue to launch daring attacks against people as well as security personnel.
On Monday, Feb 15 night, Maoists attacked a paramilitary came and killed 25 jawans in retaliation to the government's Operation Green Hunt.