Maoists shot dead tribal leader, forest committee member

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 19:09

Bhawanipatna: Two days after
they killed a forest conservation committee member, Maoists
shot dead a tribal leader in Orissa`s Nuapada district, police
said today.

Chandar Singh Barge, leader of local `Chuktia Bhunjia`
tribe, was guarding crops in the field near the remote village
along with his wife when over 15 armed ultras struck late last
night, police said.

The rebels took Barge, also a former ward member of
the area, to a nearby place where they shot him dead, police
said, adding that the ultras probably suspected the victim to
be a police informer.

The Maoists then left the area after putting up a
poster in support of their activities.

A police force went to the area but apprehending
landmines had been planted in the area, force movement was
slow.

The incident came two days after the Maoists killed a
forest committee member engaged in anti-poaching activities
in the Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary area in the district on
November 15.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 19:09

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