Raipur: It seems Maoists are once again targeting the Congress party workers and they are under their radar. On Sunday, a 30-year-old Congress worker was killed by suspected Maoists cadre in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. 

According to the sources, the deceased was working for the Congress party. He was attending meetings in the area and was responsible for communicating party messages to other workers and the public. Naxals in 2013 had attacked 35 leaders of Congress in Jiram Ghati area.

The deceased Congress worker has been identified as Sahdev Samrat. 

The Congress worker was attacked by a group of armed people, suspected to be naxals when he went to Kostapara, which is in limits of Bhairamgarh police station on Saturday night to attend a wedding ceremony. 

The prima facie evidence show that Samrat was hacked to death with sharp-edged weapons after he was brutally beaten up. However, police also said that it is too early to say that naxals committed the murder as no pamphlets of the extremist group were found. 

Meanwhile, the police have registered an offence under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started an investigation. 

On 25th May 2013, naxals in a major attack killed 35 state local leaders in Chhattisgarh's Jiram Ghati area. The ultras fired hundreds of rounds in an ambush where they killed almost all Congress state-level leaders including then state chief Nandkumar Patel, ex-minister Vidya Charan Shukla, Mahendra Karma etc.