Patna, March 29 :
The Maoists struck at Dhawatand village in Jamui district, about 200 km from Patna.
They kidnapped five after the villagers failed to trace a villager Pintu Koda, whom the guerrillas wanted, police said.
“Maoists shot dead Ajay Koda, a close aide of Pintu Koda, and freed others,” a police officer said.
Maoists claimed that eight of their men were killed by police with the help of villagers, including Pintu Koda, in 2010.