Two alleged supporters of CPI(Maoist) were killed when People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) activists opened indiscriminate firing at a weekly market in Birbanki under Arki police station in the district on Saturday evening, the police said.
A group of 20 PLFI activists arrived and opened indiscriminate firing, killing Gopal Munda and Bisram Munda as people ran helter skelter for safety, they said.
The victims were supporters of Maoists and used to collect levy for Maoist area commander Kundan Pahan, DIG Praveen Kumar Singh said.
The militants also set ablaze a motorcycle and a four-wheeler before dispersing, the police officer added.
The parties concerned have been directed to submit reports on the current status of construction.