Kolkata, Jan 8 (Agencies): A day after asking the state government to act decisively in the wake of the killing of seven villagers in the Lalgarh area, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Saturday said it was time for action and not for reports.

Narayanan said he would discuss the matter with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

"The union home minister (P Chidambaram) has already responded. More reports are not needed. I told you the time for reports are over. It is time for action. I hope all of us can work together and see that violence doesn't occur. Because I think every human being killed is a stab in our hearts," said Narayanan when asked whether he would be sending any report to the central government regarding the ongoing violence in the state.

At least seven people were shot dead and 17 wounded allegedly by Marxist-backed assailants near this Maoist hub in West Bengal Friday, prompting Chidambaram to summon the Chief Minister to New Delhi.

"I will discuss with the chief minister, with the officers. We need to end the violence that's all. That can't be done through the media," said Narayanan while interacting with reporters in Shibpur area.

Earlier on Saturday amid allegations that the killers were sheltered in a camp set up by the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which denied its involvement, Narayanan called it a "day of sorrow and shame" and asked the state government "to act decisively".

Narayanan in his press statement also said that he is "deeply disturbed, saddened and concerned" over the killing of so many persons in Lalgarh and had regretted that not even mothers and daughters have been spared, and called it a "day of sorrow and shame" for the state.