The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Killing of CPI(M) Leader Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the killing of Com. Rabi Kar and his wife Anandamayi Kar by a gang of Maoist naxalites in Bandwan, Purulia district. Rabi Kar was a member of the district secretariat of the CPI(M) and former zilla Sabbhadhipati (Chairman, Zilla Parishad). The naxalites murdered him and his wife in their house on the night of 30th December. The naxalitie squads have been targetting CPI(M) cadres in certain areas of West Midnapur, Purulia and Bankura. The CPI(M) will resolutely combat the terrorist violence of these gangs which have no mass support amongst the people.
The Polit Bureau pays homage to the memory of Rabi Kar and his wife and conveys its heartfelt sympathy to all their family members.