Forest worker killed by Maoists
A case of lynching of a forest worker by Maoists has come to light in Jharkhand’s Latehar district. The Maoists suspected that the forest worker was a police informer and on this suspicion he was killed. The Maoists also attacked four others, injuring all four. The police is probing the incident.
what is the matter
The incident is of Durup Panchayat of Netarhat police station area. This place is about 150 kilometers away from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. According to reports, a group of around 15 Maoists raided the forest worker’s house on Wednesday night. Maoists thrashed the forest worker badly with sticks and rods, due to which he died. The deceased has been identified as Dev Kumar Prajapati and was working as a forest tracker on daily wage basis in Palamu Tiger Reserve.
Maoists warned people
After killing the forest worker, the Maoists also wrote a message in red ink on the wall of his house, warning people not to act as police informers. Latehar’s Superintendent of Police said that after getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and took the body into custody. At present the investigation of the incident is going on. Police suspect that Maoist leader Chhotu Kharwar’s team killed the forest worker.
Let us inform that this group of Maoists raided two villages on Wednesday night. First he went to Purandih village and beat up four villagers badly. After this he reached Durup village and thrashed to death the resident Dev Kumar Prajapati. Those injured in the Maoist attack have been admitted to the hospital.