Naxals ‘kill’ 45-year-old tribal man in Gadchiroli

Lalsu Kundi Atram, 45, used to work on contract basis as a borewell mechanic with Bhamragad Municipal Council. He had come to his village on Sunday to witness a village fair, according to the police.

| Mumbai | Published: April 11, 2017 4:24 am

Maoists allegedly killed a tribal man from Bejur village in Bhamragad tehsil of Gadchiroli district on Sunday night, according to a press note issued by Gadchiroli police on Monday.

Lalsu Kundi Atram, 45, used to work on contract basis as a borewell mechanic with Bhamragad Municipal Council. He had come to his village on Sunday to witness a village fair, according to the police.

“Between 9 and 10 pm, a group of Naxalites came to the village and forcibly took Atram away. He was then brutally beaten up by them with sticks before being hit on head with a stone resulting in his death,” the press note said. Atram is the fifth civilian victim of Naxal violence this year, according to police statistics. The tally for 2016 was 19.

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