Aurangabad, Dec 30 (PTI) One person was killed and 10 vehicles were torched by Maoists in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, a senior police officer said Sunday. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Seat Left Vacant After Ram Vilas Paswan's Death May Not go to LJP Again - This is Why
Superintendent of Police, Satya Prakash said the Maoists attacked Sudi Bigaha village under the jurisdiction of Deo police station area late on Saturday night and shot dead a man identified as Narendra Singh (55). Also Read - Bihar Encounter: 3 Maoists Killed in Gunfight With Security Forces in Gaya
Singh is the uncle of Rajan Kumar Singh, who is a member of Bihar Legislative Council, he said. Also Read - Facing Corruption Probe, Bihar's New Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary Resigns Days After Taking Oath
According to SP, the Maoists fired several rounds and set 10 vehicles on fire including three tractors parked at Narendra Singh’s house.
The Maoists also set a house belonging to one Dhananjay Singh, a dafadar with Deo police station, on fire located near Sudi Bigaha village, SP said.
After getting information about Maoist attack, security forces reached the village and exchanged fire with the Naxals, who fled from the village, Prakash said.
Senior police officers and CRPF Commandant Saurav Choudhary are camping in the village.
The SP said police have launched a massive search operation after cordoning off the area.
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