Maoists raided a village in Bihar?s Sheohar district and shot dead five persons late last night.

Around 150 armed Maoists raided Ramban Bazaar and shot dead the villagers and burnt 15 shops, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Tirhut) Pankaj Darad said on Saturday.

The victims were identified as Sribhagwan Rai, Siyaram Rao, Mukesh Rai, Manohar Thakur and Rameshwar Thakur.

Another villager Subodh Kumar Rao, who was injured, was admitted to a government hospital here, Darad said.

The attack is believed to be retaliation for killing of Maoist cadre Virendra Shah by villagers.

Keywords: Maoists