Special Correspondent

KHAMMAM: A former activist of Salwa Judum Ravva Chaitanya (23), was shot dead by the militia of the CPI (Maoist) at Chatti village under the Chinturu police station limits in the early hours of Wednesday. The militia members who came from Banda area of Chhattisgarh and killed him by firing one round from a country weapon. They slit his throat before fleeing.

Chaitanya, who had been associated with the Salwa Judum in the Kunta division of Chhattisgarh, was reportedly cautioned by some of his relatives working for the Maoists in Bastar region. He became their target for failing to distance himself from the Salwa Judum. The body was brought to Chintur for post-mortem.