Maoists Strike Police Camp in WB, Three Rebels Killed
A day after offer of truce, Maoists have attacked a police camp in West Bengal, reported BBC citing police.
Report said that in the clash that ensued in Lalgarh area, three rebels were killed.
Senior police officer Manoj Varma said that the bodies of the three rebels were found after the attack on the camp, report said.
“Villagers have told us that the escaping rebels dragged away two more bodies of their dead colleagues,” he was quoted as saying by BBC.
One of them was identified as Lalmohan Tudu, a senior leader of a Maoist-backed local militia, said report.
However, local human rights activists alleged that police had staged the killing of the three men, said report.
“The policemen entered a house where the three were having dinner and opened unprovoked fire, killing them,” rights activist Nisha Biswas was quoted as saying in a statement.
Analysts say that the rebels may have offered the ceasefire to regroup and consolidate their defences in the middle of a major offensive by security forces.