Six villagers, including a sarpanch, were killed by Naxalites near Teregaon in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh in the early hours of Sunday, police said.
Police officials told PTI that at Teregaon, Unchapur and Korcha, which fall under the Manapur police limits, Naxalites killed the villagers and threw their bodies outside the villages.
A police team has been sent to the spot, they said adding, “We expect to get more information on the incident after recovering the bodies.”
Rajnandgaon district had witnessed a series of Naxalite attacks in the past. In July last, Maoists attacked a police party, killing 29 personnel, including Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar Choubey.
Naxalite violence in Chhattisgarh has seen a rise in recent months, with rebels killing 76 security personnel in Dantewada district on April 6. It was considered the heaviest attack on security forces in recent years. On May 8, eight paramilitary personnel were killed in a landmine blast in Bijapur district.
Sib Kumar Das reports from Berhampur:
Maoists shot dead a police constable at a village market at Padia under the Kalimela police station in Malkangiri district of Orissa on Sunday.
The incident happened at noon when constable P. Ram Chandra Rao was on patrol. Four Maoists shot him dead at close range. There was a big crowd in the market at the time of the incident and most of them fled in panic.
Sources in the Malkangiri district police headquarters said the Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group personnel at the Kalimela Police Station, which was 30 km away, were sent to Padia.
Police outpost blasted
Maoists blasted a police outpost at Padia on March 24, 2009 night. Since then the outpost was functioning from the police station. Policemen like Rao, who were posted to this outpost, were travelling to Padia every day for duty.