Malkangiri: Armed Maoists gunned down two persons last night at Birbaram village on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border suspecting them to be police informers last night.
The deceased have been identified as Bhaskar Rao and Sati Babu.
According to sources, a group of armed ultras dragged the duo out of their homes and thrashed them. After initial reprimand for being a police informer, they shot the duo on the village road. killing them on spot.
Before leaving the village the red rebels of Malkangiri-Koraput-Vizag (MKV) Border division left few posters near the body of the slain villagers warning people against turning police informers to avoid a similar fate.
Police have seized the body and launched a detailed investigation into the matter.