Two contractors shot dead in 24 hrs in Odisha’s Kalahandi


Kalahandi: Two contractors were shot dead allegedly by Maoists in Odisha’s Kalahandi district in the last 24 hours raising serious concern over deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

According to reports, suspected Maoists have gunned down a local contractor at Dukriguda under Biswanathpur police limits in this district late last night suspecting him to be a police informer. The deceased has been identified as Bhima Dora of the same village.

Sources said that Dora had received life threats before. Unidentified men called him out of this house yesterday night and opened fire on him. Reportedly, police have begun probe into the killing after seizing posters written by red-rebels.

On Sunday, two miscreants, suspected to be Maoists, shot dead a contractor, identified as Rajendra Sahu, in a local market at Pahadpadar village under Lanjigarh block of the district.

Later, Bijepur police seized the body and sent it to hospital for post-mortem. The cops had also recovered a written note left near the dead body which stated that Sahu was working as a police informer for which he was eliminated.

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