A village sarpanch's husband was
killed by Naxals in Sukma district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh
Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Kalmu Dhruva, the victim, was a worker of the
Communist Party of India (CPI) while his wife is sarpanch of
Bodko village, said Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek
"According to villagers, he was brutally beaten to
death with sticks by the ultras," the SP said, adding that a
police team has been sent to the spot.
Naxals have called for a boycott of the Assembly
Polling in 18 constituencies in eight Naxal-affected
districts - Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada,
Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon -- will be held on
CPI candidate Manish Kunjam is contesting from Konta
in Sukma district.
The remaining 72 constituencies will go to the polls
on November 20. Counting of votes will be held on December 11.
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