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Maoists abduct school teacher in West Bengal

March 06, 2010 11:28 IST

A group of Maoists kidnapped a school headmaster in West Bengal's Bankura District on Friday evening and threatened to kill him if the state government failed to release the six villagers arrested after police officer Rabi Lochan Mitra's murder.

On Friday evening, the armed Maoists barged into Shibram Satpathy School in Sarulia village of the District and went around searching for its headmaster Ranjit Duley.

When Duley came out and confronted them, the Maoists pointed their guns at Duley and asked him to come along.

It was reported that the Maoists 'tried' him at a Kangaroo Court deep inside the Amlachuti Forest area. 

 "We have started an investigation. Not much information has been received so far," said Bankura Superintendent of Police Vishal Garg.

The incident occurred just days after Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji's right hand man Telugu Deepak was arrested by the West Bengal police.

 Koteshwar Rao also served a 48-hour ultimatum for Duley's release.

It was reported that the People's Committee against Police Atrocities leader Sidhu Soren also made the same demand.

Soren claimed that Duley was kidnapped by an outfit called Sidhu Kanu Grnamilitia, which appears to be a front organisation for the Left-wing extremists.

Source: ANI