Maoists kill Sarpanch on suspicion of being police informer


Malkangiri: Maoists killed a man suspecting him to be an informer of police on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border late on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Galumu Hanga, the Sarpanch of Badasiti area of Malkangiri district.

According to reports, a group of armed ultras barged into Galumu’s house located in Sukma in the wee hours of night and dragged him out. After initial reprimand for being a police informer, they killed him on the village road by slitting the throat.

According to locals, the Sarpanch was killed over suspicion of being an informer of police. They alleged that the Maoists had earlier warned some of the local residents of dire consequences, if they pass information regarding their activities to the police.

Before leaving the village the red rebels left few posters near the body of the slain sarpanch. The posters released in the name of Konta Area Committee of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) group were found with messages warning people against turning police informers to avoid a similar fate.

Police have seized the body and launched a search operation in the area.

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