Suspected Maoists shot dead a CPI(M) worker early Monday at a village in troubled Belpahari where the ultras gunned down three Marxist activists last Friday.

Sushanta Pratihar was shot in his head in Pinboni village and the body was left on the Pinboni-Pirakata road in West Midnapore district, police said.

Some leaflets and a poster were found near the body which read “death penalty has been awarded at the verdict of the people.”

Suspected Maoists shot dead three CPI(M) supporters, while a policeman was injured in a landmine blast on the fourth day of the bandh called by the ‘People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities’ (PCPA) last Friday in Belpahari.

The bodies were left on the road with their hands tied.