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Maoists gun down abducted Gaon Sathi in Kandhamal

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Kandhamal: Maoists today gunned down Basant Bhatta, the ‘Gaon Sathi’ of Durgapanga village in Kandhamal district near Satanalia under Baliguda police limits here, who was abducted by the red rebels two days ago on suspicion of being a police informer.

The BGN (Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali) division of Maoists had also left a number of posters near the body of Basant Bhatta warning the similar consequences for other informers.

“The Gaon Sathi of Durgapanga was killed as he was working as a police informer. Other police informers would also face similar consequences if they continue to work for the police,” the posters read.

The posters also blamed Kandhamal SP and the intelligence officers for the incident.

Police launched a probe into the incident after seizing the body and posters.

Meanwhile, villagers staged a road blockade near Durgapanga village demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased.

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