Staff Reporter

Kolkata: Suspected Maoists gunned down three persons in three separate incidents in the Lalgarh region of Paschim Medinipur district late on Tuesday. While one of the victims was a local Congress leader, the other two were supporters of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Unidentified assailants raided the house of Bikash Mahato, working president of the Congress' Baghmuri block, in Baghmuri village late on Tuesday. His bullet-riddled body was found lying on a road near his house on Wednesday. Maoist posters were found near the body claiming that he had been awarded capital punishment for spying on behalf of the police.