Maoists kill Orissa`s block president

The block president of Nuapada in Odisha`s Nuapada district was killed by the Maoists, police said here on Sunday.

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2011, 19:04 PM IST

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.

PTI