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The Bara Killings

The Bara Killings THE news was flashed in the papers that on the night of February 12-13, 37 or 38 persons were killed by suspected Maoist Communist Centre activists at Bara village in Gaya district of Bihar. All the murdered persons belonged to the bhumihar caste, an upper caste of landed gentry. The Statesman of February 14 reported that MCC activists came to the village in search of one "Ramadhar Singh, alias Diamond, an outlaw and head of the Savarna Liberation Front, the private army of the bhumihars". Not finding Singh in the village, the MCC activists went berserk knocking at the doors of bhumihar families. It was also reported that the MCC activists let go the brahmins, harijans and banias and murdered the male members of the bhumihar families. The same report stated that the head of the Savarna Liberation Front had claimed responsibility for the murder of seven MCC activists in Barasimha and Main villages in December

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