A former Sarpanch (village head) was killed by Maoists in Bijapur district of south Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
The ultras slit the throat of Elam Narayan, the former Sarpanch of Vadala village under Bhopalpatnam block of Bijapur and also left a handwritten letter on his dead body claiming the responsibility of the killing.
“We had already warned Elam Narayan thrice during various Janatana Adalat (peoples’ court) but he continued to indulge in troubling common public, exploiting and threatening them. He did not give up his dictatorial ways despite repeated warning from the party,” said the handwritten letter issued in the name of National Park Area Committee of the CPI (Maoist).
Elam Narayan was reportedly a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Our party will never spare BJP men like Elam Narayan who trouble common public,” threatened the Maoists' letter and also asked other BJP members in the area to quit the party or “face the consequences.”