Another tribal killed by Maoists in Koraput

One more tribal was killed by Maoists in Orissa`s Koraput district suspecting him to be a police informer, a day after the ultras committed a similar murder, police said on Sunday.

Updated: Jul 24, 2011, 15:32 PM IST

Koraput: One more tribal was killed by Maoists in Orissa`s Koraput district suspecting him to be a police informer, a day after the ultras committed a
similar murder, police said on Sunday.

The victim, identified as Suka Nachika (25) of Upara
Renga village in Naxal-infested Narayanpatna area, about 30 km
from here, had been abducted by a group of armed rebels late
last night, they said.

Nachika`s body was found near the village early this
morning in a pool of blood with his throat slit, Koraput
SP Anup Sahoo said.

The rebels perhaps suspected the victim to be operating
as an informer of police, he said, adding despite their claims
about fighting for the cause of tribals, the ultras now appear
to be targeting the tribals.

The killing took place a day after the Maoists abducted
a tribal Dali Habika and threw his body after slitting his
throat at Pilibadi village in Narayanpatna area.

In the wake of the two killings, security has been
tightened in the area following the incident and a massive
combing operation has been launched to trace the Maoists, the
SP added.

PTI