Bhubaneswar: The block president of Nuapada in Odisha`s Nuapada district was killed by the Maoists, police said here on Sunday.
Sunil Dewangan, the block president, had gone out with two to three persons yesterday but did not return home.
Later his body was found near Lodra Ghat under Bharuamunda panchayat alongwith five Maoist posters lying nearby.
"Police found the body of Nuapada block president alongwith five Maoist posters today. The Maoists had taken nine persons including the block president yesterday and released eight others unharmed," deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Soumendra Pridarshi said.
Combing operation in the area had been intensified after the incident, police said.