BHOPAL: A villager was shot dead by alleged Maoists on suspicion of being a police informer in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh
The deceased has been identified as Lalu Dhurve, a resident of village Jagla under Pathri outpost under Malanjkhand police station. The incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
On receiving information, police reached the spot.
Police have found handwritten notes near the body of the villager, which reads that he is being ‘punished’ for being a police informer by the Malanjkhand Area Committee.
Police said they were yet to confirm the identity of those involved in the case. Last week Maoists put up banners in Balaghat, giving a call to observe ‘martyrs’ week’ from July 28 to August 3.
They came Friday to put up banners and also left pamphlets in the Sonewani area, which falls under the Roopjhar police station.
Intensive patrolling was being carried out to monitor the situation and security was increased.
Maoists had also a call to hold condolence meetings and construct memorials in memory of the slain ones.
Martyrs’ week is observed by the banned CPI (Maoist) during this period every year, in memory of their leader Charu Majumdar, who died on July 27, 1972, in West Bengal.