Armed Maoists assaulted five labourers and burnt two road construction machines of a private firm at Kanauda village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district last night.
The Maoists contended that the officials did not seek their permission nor did they pay dues for the work, which was being carried under Prime Minister Rural Road Construction Scheme (PMRRS) in the village.
Maoists also vandalised furniture and the building of the office near the site, and left a note.
“They burnt two machines. They have also left a note admitting that they have burnt the machines,” said Kameshwar Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Amba.
Mohammad Alam, one of the drivers of the earth-moving machines, said the Maoists assaulted them and despite their pleas, burnt the machines.
A combing operation has been launched to apprehend the ultras. INDIA VISION