Four suspected Naxals killed a police constable in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Thursday.

Raj Reddy Pocham Gaddewar was fired at from close range by four unidentified persons when he was returning home from a hospital in Assarali town around 2.30 p.m.

He died of series injuries in the neck and chest, a police press release said.

According to some eyewitnesses, the attackers pushed away Reddy’s wife and two children, and fired three rounds at him.

The killing took place hardly 200 metres from the Assarali police station, where Reddy had been posted, and right in the middle of a crowded market.

The attackers escaped under cover of the crowd.