Jamshedpur: In a shocking incident,� seven villagers were suspected to have been killed by pro-Pathalgari activists at Gulikera village under Gudri thana area in West Singhbhum district on Monday night.
No formal complaint has been registered with the Gudri police station area in connection with the suspected killings, the police have started an intensive search operation in the area which is infested� by CPI-Maoist rebels.
West Singhbhum superintendent of police, Inderjeet Mahatha said that there was a meeting between supporters and anti group of Pathalgari movement at Gulikera village on Monday evening over a dispute .
“As per our information, at the meeting which was being held under the Gram Sabha, the supporters of Pathalgari movement have reportedly picked up seven villagers who were against the movement and have killed them somewhere in an adjoining jungle,” said Mahatha.
Mahatha said as the Gram Sabha controls matters of dispute in the village in this tribal village, the family members have not lodged any complaint with the police and are relying on the action to be taken by the Gram Sabha only.
“We have started a search operation for the bodies. We have started searching for the bodies since this afternoon, but none could be traced so far despite frantic effort,” said the superintendent of police.