Two persons were killed in an explosion triggered by Maoists, who also blasted a railway station, uprooted tracks and blew up panchayat and school buildings during their two-day Jharkhand bandh, which began on Sunday.

Two persons were killed and five others injured in a blast triggered by Maoists at Amjore village in East Singhbhum district, DSP (PCR) Dinesh Oraon said, adding that the injured were rushed to M G M Hospital in Jamshedpur.

The extremists also blew up a one-room building of the Mahubuang railway station in Simdega district and railway tracks early in the morning, IGP V Deshmukh said.

They also blew up a stretch of railway track between Jageswar and Dania stations in Bokaro district late last night, he said.

The blasts disrupted train services on the route, Railway officials said. However, security personnel have reached the spot and repair work is going on, they added.

In Palamau district, the Maoists blew up a panchayat hall and a school building at Pipra village hours before the bandh, the police said.

The proscribed outfit has called for the 48-hour bandh to demand production of its South Chhotanagpur Zonal Committee leader Ashok Mahto in a court, which the police allegedly refused to do.


Maoists end Jharkhand shut-down with violenceDecember 1, 2009