Maoists kill police chowkidar after dragging him out of his home in Bihar’s Gaya

In a handwritten note the rebels left at the scene of the crime, they said Paswan was punished for being a police informer.

Published: 08th November 2018 08:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2018 08:53 PM   |  A+A-

maoist, maoist surrender,gun

Image used for representational purpose only

Express News Service

PATNA: A police chowkidar was dragged out of his house and shot dead in cold blood by the Maoists in Bihar’s Gaya district late on Wednesday night.

ALSO READ | Chhattisgarh: Four including jawan killed as Maoists blow up CISF vehicle in Dantewada

The bullet-ridden body of Rajeshwar Paswan, 45, was recovered near a canal at Rengania village under Amas police station on Thursday morning. In a handwritten note the rebels left at the scene of the crime, they said Paswan was punished for being a police informer.

“Half a dozen armed men arrived at his house late in the night and dragged him outside. They took him outside the village and shot him dead. The killers are believed to be Maoists. The matter is being probed,” said Amas police station officer-in-charge Chandra Prakash Singh.

Paswan’s body was sent for an autopsy to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) in Gaya. Police sources said the chowkidar was under the hit list of the leftwing rebels for the past few months for the inputs he had been providing on their activities.

Gaya is one of four southern districts of Bihar which are part of the country’s 30 districts that are the most affected by leftwing extremism. The other three districts in the state are Aurangabad, Jamui and Lakhisarai. Two other Maoist-affected districts in Bihar – Nawada and Muzaffarpur – had shed the “worst-hit” tag in the home ministry’s latest assessment in April.

With a marked reduction in incidents of violence perpetrated by the leftwing insurgents, Bihar is now ranked fifth among Maoist-affected states, below Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Maharashtra. In the Union home ministry’s rankings last year, Bihar was ranked third. The state witnessed only 33 incidents of Maoist violence during the first six months of this year, according to the ministry’s half-yearly review.

In rural areas of southern Bihar, the Maoists often kill ordinary citizens and security personnel they suspect of being police informers. In September, a jawan of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was shot dead outside his home by the Maoists in Jamui district after being suspected of being a police informer.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp