15 July 2017

News Story: Naxals kill 3 in India's Bihar

NEW DELHI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Three people including a woman were killed Friday by Naxals rebel group in India's eastern state of Bihar, police said.

The killings took place in Barhat of Jamui district, 176 km south of Patna, the capital city of Bihar.

"We have recovered three bodies belonging to two youth and one woman near a dam that falls under Barhat police station," a police official said.

Local media reports said the Naxals suspected the slain to be the police informers and had placed a letter near the bodies.

Police have registered a case and launched a probe into the matter.

Naxalites are also known as "Maoists".

Maoist insurgency has its genesis in the violent left-wing rebellion that began in 1967 at village Naxalbari in Indian state of West Bengal.

Read the full story at Xinhua