The beheaded body of a school teacher, kidnapped by Maoists, was found near Goaltore in restive West Midnapore district today, police sources said.

The teacher, Satya Kinkar Hansda, of Sirisboni village had earlier been threatened by the Maoists for being a member of a rival organization. He was picked up by an armed cadre last night and his decapitated body was found in a nearby jungle this morning, police said.

Hansda was a teacher at the Purulia Vivekananda High School and an active member of Gana Pratirodh Committee, which is a rival of the Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities.

Meanwhile, a BSF personnel Chandrip Singh was injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists in a jungle near Pirakulli at Salboni in the district.