Maoist kill ‘suspected’ police informer

Maoist killed a 50-year-old tribal at a remote village in the South Odisha`s Koraput district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said.

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2012, 15:56 PM IST

Koraput: Maoist killed a 50-year-old tribal at a remote village in the South Odisha`s Koraput district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said on Saturday.

The tribal`s body was found today with his throat slit and a letter left near it said he was killed after being identified to be a police informer, said Y J Rao, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Laxmipur.

The victim, identified as a resident of Manasdapadar village, was also accused of extorting money from people by posing to be a Maoist agent.

A group of seven to eight armed cadres came to the village and forcibly took him away from his house while he was sleeping. His body was recovered this morning from a jungle about 50 meters from his house.

Rao has rejected the Maoist allegation that the man was a police informer. "There is no truth behind the allegation," he said.

PTI