Bhawanipatna: A group of armed Maoists vandalising a construction camp and torched a number of vehicles kept there in Lanjigarh area under Narla Police Station in Kalahandi district last night.
According to reports, the incident took place in the wee hours while Kadamguda-Bhurtigarh Road construction work was underway and labourers were resting in a polythene camp set up beside Lanjigarh Road.
A group of at least 15-20 heavily armed Maoists raided the camp and threatened the workers at gunpoint. They later torched several tipper machines and other vehicles parked at the camp.
The red rebels shouted slogans against the road construction project which was being carried out under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and attacked a water tank located near the site.
Narla Police reached the spot and took stock of the situation this morning.