Jhargram (West Bengal): Nearly a year after top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed, a Trinamool Congress supporter was on Friday shot dead by Maoists at Jhargram in West Midnapore district of former Maoist-hit Jungle Mahal area of West Bengal.
The police said the bullet-riddled body of Girish Sahis (42), a resident of Kismat Jambera village, was found lying on the side of road this morning. It bore bullet marks on the throat.
His wife Dipali Sahis told the police that her husband went missing after going to irrigate their farmland last evening.
Handwritten posters demanding withdrawl of joint security forces from Jungle Mahal and warnings to the Trinamool Congress-led government were strewn near the body.
Local Trinamool Congress leader Shankar Bej said, "Sahis was a supporter of our party and the Maoists killed him to create trouble in the area."
Several CPI-M leaders and supporters have been killed in the former trouble-torn area before Kishenji's death on 24 November, 2011.
Maoists killed Jharkhand Janamukti Morcha leader Babu alias Rabindranath Bosu was killed 25 September last year at Dahijuri near Binpur.
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