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Maoists burn CPI-M activist's house in Jhargram

By Abdul Nisar

Jhargram (west Bengal), Dec 1 (ANI): Maoists burnt down the house of Harish Mahato, a leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist), in Jhargram near West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Tuesday.

According to eye witnesses, a group of Maoists forcibly entered the house of Harish Mahato, and forced his relatives to leave before they set the house on fire.

"Some people (Maoist) knocked and shouted at us to open the door. When we opened the doors they entered and ordered us to leave the house. Then they took away everything and set the house on fire," said Sudhir Chandra Mahato, brother of the victim.

However, no report of injury has so far been recorded.

Meanwhile, the died body of Arun Mahato, a local CPI-M leader was found in a well in Jamidardanga forest area under the same police station.

According to local media reports, Mahato was missing since November 25 and was killed by Maoists as he campaigned against their violent actions in the region. (ANI)

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