Maoists kill tribal in Odisha

Maoist guerrillas killed a tribal man in Odisha by slitting his throat after accusing him of being a police informer, an official said on Tuesday.

IANS| Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

Bhubaneswar: Maoist guerrillas killed a tribal man in Odisha by slitting his throat after accusing him of being a police informer, an official said on Tuesday.

The murder took place late Monday in Padia area of the Malkangiri district, over 700 km from here, Inspector General of Police Yashwant Jethwa told a news agency.

Two armed rebels dragged Munna Madhi, 21, a tribal from his home at Irbanpali village and killed him by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon, Jethwa said.

Maoists are active in over half of the state's 30 districts and the district is their strongholds.