Hours after Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s visit to Lalgarh, suspected Maoists on Sunday killed a CPI(M) student wing leader at nearby Binpur in West Midnapore district.

Partha Biswas (26), Secretary of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Belpahari Zonal Committee, was shot at by six suspected Maoists, who came on three motorcycles, at Malabati village at about 6 pm, police said.

Biswas, who suffered bullet injuries in head and chest, died on way to Jhargram Hospital.

A day earlier Maoists had held a meeting in the area demanding withdrawal of paramilitary forces, halting of Operation Green Hunt and condemning Mr. Chidambaram’s visit to Lalgarh, the police said.

The ultras had asked all villagers to tow this line.

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