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Maoists kill two in Gadchiroli district

March 15, 2011 11:44 IST

A deputy sarpanch was stabbed to death allegedly by a group of  Naxals in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday in Kolsegudam village of Aheri taluka in the Naxal-hit district, they said. The deputy village head was identified as Sadashiv Lengure, 45, police said.

In another incident, a missing Bihari youth, Santosh Gulab Mishra, 25, was gunned down by Maoists in Wangejhari area in Etapalli taluka of Gadchiroli on Saturday night.

Police said Mishra was mentally challenged and was missing from his house in Bihar since the last five months. Police are clueless as to how he was trapped by Naxals and the motive behind his killing.

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