Location of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh. It is at the heart of the Red Corridor.
He was dragged out of his home at around 8 in the night and killed before his own family members.
Naxals reportedly threatened other BJP leaders too.
According to reports, Chhattisgarh forest minister Mahesh Gagda met minister Pavan Sai calling an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
Special Police Officers (SPO) patrol in Bijapur. Sanjit Das/Panos for The Times
It is noteworthy that attacks on BJP leaders have been happening in Bijapur for quite some time now.
According to reports, Ramsai Majji, who was also a former teacher, had not even received any threats from naxals.
Most of Bijapur is forested region and Naxals have been a nuisance here. Bijapur borders neighbouring naxal infested areas of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.