In the heart of India's Chota Nagpur region, where the Subarnarekha river weaves its way through tribal landscapes, a tale of environmental degradation unfolds, spelling doom for both humans and the delicate ecosystems that rely on this lifeline.
Maoists on Tuesday abducted a trader and slit his throat on charges of being a police informer in Jharkhand’s Giridih district.
Police said that Vinod Agrawal was going on a motorcycle when he was seized, taken to a jungle and killed at Bhelwaghati.
The guerrillas left pamphlets at the site claiming responsibility for the killing and branding Agrawal a police spy.
According to family members, Agrawal left home after getting a telephone call.
Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand.