After shooting an old man dead, Maoists threw a pack of leaflets and fled, said the police.

The incident took place near Gitilipi village in the Goilkera police station area in West Singhbhum district, a hot spot of confrontation between Maoists and security forces in Jharkhand.

The deceased was identified as 65- year old person who was shot dead. His body was recovered by the police from near the Gitilipi village area. The leaflets Maoists’ leaflets around his body alleged that the “ dead” man was a “police informer”.

This claim of the Maoists was rejected 

Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Shekhar.” He had no links with the police.”

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