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School teacher beheaded by Maoists in Bengal

December 01, 2009 19:26 IST

The beheaded body of a school teacher, kidnapped by Maoists, was found near Goaltore in the restive West Midnapore district on Tuesday, police sources said.

The teacher, Satya Kinkar Hansda, of Sirisboni village, had been threatened earlier by the ultras for being the member of a rival organisation. He was picked up by an armed cadre on Monday night and his decapitated body was found in a nearby jungle today morning, sources said.

Mahato, a teacher at the Purulia Vivekananda High School, was an active member of the Gana Pratirodh Committee, a rival of the Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities.

Meanwhile, Border Security Force personnel Chandrip Singh was injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists in a jungle near Pirakulli at Salboni in West Midnapore.

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