Naxals allegedly killed a village sarpanch (headman) in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police today said.
Pose Ram (42), sarpanch of Paurnar village, was stabbed to death last night, a local police official told PTI. As per the preliminary information, a group of Naxals entered Ram's house and killed him, and also beat up his son before leaving the spot, the official said.
A police team visited the village this morning and took the body to a local hospital for autopsy, he said.
The Naxals may have killed the sarpanch to express their opposition to a proposed bridge across the Indravati river at Paurnar, the official said, adding that a search was on for the assailants.
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