Maoists slaughter couple in Jharkhand’s Simdega District

Simdega (Jharkhand), Dec. 25,: A couple was butchered by Maoists on Wednesday in Jharkhand’s Simdega District. The motive behind the killing remains unknown and police are inspecting the crime scene.

The deceased, Kanti Aind and her husband Sunil Aind were killed by the Maoists for no apparent reason. The couple was observing Christmas festivities when the Maoists attacked and hacked them to death.

“Two people have been murdered here. By the looks of it, it seems they have been attacked with a blunt object. We are conducting interrogations and we hope to catch and punish the culprits soon”‘ said Pitambar Singh Kherwar, sub-divisional police officer of Simdega.

Villagers said the killing took place when people were offering prayers in the nearby church.

Further probe is underway. (ANI)