Medininagar (Jharkhand): A government school teacher was kidnapped by unknown armed men, having claimed to be Maoists, in Palamau district's Gaveiah village, police said on Tuesday.

52-year-old Gouri Shankar Ram of Manatu Middle School was watching a cricket match on television on Monday night when four armed men barged into his house and took him away, they said.     

His wife Kaushalia Devi informed the police after she got a phone call from the abductors, who introduced themselves as Maoists, and demanded Rs 20 lakh for his release.


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