Maoists kill Orissa village guard

Maoists killed a village guard in Orissa`s Malkangiri district early Saturday, accusing him of being a police informer, an official said.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 14:02 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Maoists killed a village guard in Orissa`s Malkangiri district early Saturday, accusing him of being a police informer, an official said.

More then 30 armed rebels dragged the guard, Lalit Hantal, from his home in Rajabandha village and killed him in a nearby area, a police officer said citing preliminary information from the region.

"Police personnel are on their way and details of the incident would be known once they reach," he said.

Malkangiri district, some 640 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, is considered a Maoist stronghold.

IANS