Ex-Maoist beaten to death in Jharkhand

Ex-Maoist beaten to death in Jharkhand

Ranchi: A former Maoist guerrilla has been beaten to death in Jharkhand’s Gumla district on Monday, the police said.

According to the police, Sandeep Tirkey, 38, a resident of Tesera village in Gumla district, was brutally beaten up by the villagers.

Sandeep was earlier an active member of banned Maoist outfit People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI).

A scuffle had broken out between Tirkey and some village youth last Saturday over a mobile theft. On Sunday, Tirkey had reportedly thrashed one village boy and held him at gun point before the villagers intervened and pacified both sides.

On Monday morning, more than 50 villagers surrounded Tirkey and thrashed him brutally. He died on the spot.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. The police recovered one knife and nine axe from Sandeep’s house.