Latehar (Jharkhand): About 20 suspected Maoists set afire the house of a local Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and assaulted 12 locals in Latehar district on Friday night, police said here on Saturday.

RJD leader Suresh Yadav, and his family members were not present in the house during the raid.

They also set a four-wheeler on fire after throwing inflammable substance.

In another incident, a Maoist ultra was killed during a gun-fight between the CPI (Maoist) and its breakaway group Tritya Prastuti Committee in the district on Friday, —PTI

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