Jharkhand Police today said that all seven kidnapped people including a deputy mukhiya have been allegedly killed by pro-Pathalgadi supporters in West Singhbhum district.
These people were allegedly kidnapped by pro-Pathalgadi supporters for staging a protest against the Pathalgadi movement.
A clash had broken out between the pro-Pathalgadi and anti-Pathalgadi supporters during the Panchayat meeting held on Sunday in Burgulikera village.
Police said they have recovered bodies of the seven villagers from the dense forest area of heavily infested Naxal belt of the district. Police had been conducting search operations in the terrains since yesterday in search of these people.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren has expressed grief over the incident. In a tweet, Mr Soren termed the incident as unfortunate and called for a high-level meeting of the officials, police personnel and security forces this evening. (AIR NEWS)