SP’s Santosh Punem killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Bijapur: Maoists killed a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

”Santosh Punem a resident of Marimalla who also worked as a contractor was abducted from his construction site in Marimalla village on Tuesday late evening” DIG (anti-Naxal operations) Suderaj P said, reported Hindustan Times.

Santosh had contested the recently concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Samajwadi Party’s ticket from Bijapur.

He was also state vice president of Samajwadi Party in Bijapur district of Bastar.

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