Maoists kill panchayat head in Bihar



Premchand, head of Paigampur panchayat in Muzaffarpur, was killed outside his residence by a group of armed Maoist rebels at Dera Chowk in Minapur block, a police officer said.


The village head had been demanding security from the state government fearing a threat to his life.

He also sought help from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by appealing in the local dailies a few months ago.


Earlier, Premchand's brother was killed by the members of outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist who have been demanding levy from the rich people of Minapur.

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