Patna: Maoists have killed one of the abducted Bihar policemen, Abhay Prasad Yadav, on Thursday following the expiry of their deadline to the state government to release eight of their comrades in lieu of the kidnapped security personnel. Bihar ADG Intelligence confirmed that Yadav, officer in-charge of the Manikpur outpost in Lakhisarai district, was killed by the Maoists.
Maoist spokesperson Avinash called up some local media persons and said that Yadav had been killed after a “jan adalat” pronounced him guilty.
According to sources the dead body of Yadav will be handed over to government officials by 8 pm near Jamui. The rebels have given a new deadline of 10 am Friday for the release of the three other policemen still held hostage by them.
Enraged by the killing of Yadav, Bihar government ordered an all-out offensive against the Maoists.
“Our policemen also have human rights. I have got media reports that one of the hostages has been killed. We are ready for talks, whoever wants to come for talks can come forward. There will be no police action if Maoists wants to talk,” said an enraged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna.
“We are always concerned about human rights. People should believe in democracy, why they do not fight elections. We will not be disturbed by one such incident,” he said.
The four policemen who were kidnapped are Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Lokus Tete, Mohammad Ehsaan and Yadav.
Rupesh Kumar Sinha is a resident of Bettiah in Bihar. He is the only son of his parents and the sole bread winner of his family. He is a trainee Sub Inspector with Bihar Police. Tete is a Hawaldar with the Bihar Military Police and hails from Koleibera in Jharkhand’s Simdega district.
Hawaldar Mohammad Ehsaan is a father of four children and hails from Goregaon village in Jharkhand. Yadav’s wife and daughter live in Patna.