Ranchi, Nov. 14: A PLFI rebel was shot dead at a marketplace by members of the outlawed organisation in Ranchi, while a youth was dragged out and hacked to death by suspected extremists in Simdega yesterday.
A group of nine PLFI men opened fire at Etwa Munda, 30, who was busy gambling on the occasion of Diwali, at Nachal Dag, about 20km from the district headquarters in Namkum police station area of Ranchi, yesterday evening.
A local resident told The Telegraph, “The assailants first shot him in the back. When the victim fell on the ground, they hit his face with a sharp edged weapon three times, killing him on the spot.”
Senior superintendent of police Saket Kumar Singh confirmed the incident, saying that the rebel had a criminal background.
Ranchi SP (rural) Asim Vikrant Minz said a case against him was pending at Tupudana police station under the Arms Act, the IPC and the CrPC.
Meanwhile, in Simdega district, around five to seven suspected PLFI rebels dragged out 35-year-old James Kullu from his Dahdhitoli house in Kolebira police station and cut him into several pieces.
The deceased used to work as a driver. The motive behind the murder is not yet known.
“Since the PLFI is active in the area, we presume that the organisation was involved in this incident. The case is being investigated. No one has so far been arrested,” confirmed Simdega SP Jatin Narwal.