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Two shot dead by Maoists in Jharkhand

Two persons were shot dead and another injured by CPI(Maoist) activists in Maoist-hit Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district, police sources said today.

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Two persons were shot dead and another injured by CPI(Maoist) activists in Maoist-hit Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district, police sources said today.

A group of ultras laced with firearms barged into the house of Bosko Singh (36) and shot him dead late last night in Jiyan village, the ultras shot at and injured the president of PDS dealers, Ramchandra Mardi alias Hopan Mardi in Kasiabeda last evening, the sub-divisional police officer (Ghatsila), Anup Birtheray said.

The Maoists then went to Bakrakocha village and gunned down Lakhiram Mardi.

The Maoists alleged that Mardi and Singh were police informers.

The condition of Ramchandra Mardi, who was admitted in Ghatsila hospital, was stated to be stable, they said. 

The district police and CRPF have launched a massive combing operation in the naxal-stronghold areas, the sources added.

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