Maoists kill Congress leader’s kin

Raipur, August 9:

Over 50 suspected Maoist guerrillas attacked and killed two close relatives of Chhattisgarh opposition leader Mahendra Karma early today in spite of heavy security cover for his family.

Congress veteran Karma’s relatives were killed by Communist Party of India-Maoist rebels in his native village, 483 km from here, in Dantewada district. “Maoists raided Faraspal village and pumped bullets into Suku Karma, 52, and Sukhram, 50,” Home Minister Ram Vichar Netam said.