[Marxism] Maoists kill headmaster: was {Villagers take to streets against Maoist bandhs}

Rajesh Roy rajeshcherian at yahoo.co.in
Sat Jul 24 09:05:19 MDT 2010


http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/bengal-maoists-kill-headmaster-in-west-midnapore-39422


Kolkata:  Suspected Maoists shot dead the headmaster of a primary school in West 
Midnapore district of West Bengal for refusing to let his students join a 
pro-Maoist procession. 

Rabindranath Mahato was just leaving his Indraboni Primary School on Friday 
around 3 pm when six persons in three motorcycles swooped down on him, hacked at 
him with choppers and then shot him dead at point blank range. As fellow 
teachers and students fled in terror, the six youth left shouting pro-Maoist 
slogans.

Mahato's murder came two days after villagers at Radhanagar chased away 
activists of the pro-Maoist People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA), 
who wanted the villagers to join a procession they were holding. 

On Friday, over 7000 residents of about six villages came together and held 
their own procession to protest against the strong arm tactics of the PCPA. The 
villagers complained of harassment of women as well by the PCPA.


While the villagers protest may have been a one-off incident, people are turning 
away from pro-Maoist groups, say the police. And as the isolation of the Maoist 
groups grows, they are taking to more killings of innocents like the headmaster 
of the primary school.


Read more 
at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/bengal-maoists-kill-headmaster-in-west-midnapore-39422?cp






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