Govt employee killed by Maoists in Orissa

A handwritten poster recovered from the spot indicated that the Maoists suspected the victim to be a police informer.

Bhubaneswar: A government employee was on Monday killed by Maoists in Malkangiri during a bandh called by them in the district and neighbouring Koraput.

Armed rebels struck at the house of Dama Madkami (26), a peon in Kalimela block office, about 45 km from here, in the early hours and took him to an unknown place, police said.

Madkami`s body was later recovered from a road in nearby MV-105 village with his throat slit, they said.

A handwritten poster recovered from the spot indicated that the Maoists suspected the victim to be a police informer.

The killing came during a shut-down called by Maoists in Malkangiri and Koraput districts in protest against the killing of four ultras in an operation by central security forces in the region on November 4.

Normal life was affected in the two districts during the bandh as passenger buses stopped plying as a precautionary measure. Movement of private vehicles was also restricted and shops and markets remained closed.

Security measures have been tightened in both districts in order to prevent any untoward incident during the bandh, the police said.

PTI

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