Schoolboy, grandfather killed by Maoists

Maoist guerrillas killed a schoolboy and his grandfather and set their house on fire in Jharkhand’s Khuti district early Saturday, police said.

According to police, Maoist guerrillas belonging to People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) attacked the house of B.Y. Toppo, situated in Thunku village of Khuti district, around 45 km from Ranchi early Saturday. The rebels killed the two of them and set the house on fire.

The reason for the killing has yet to be ascertained, police said. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.

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