Bhubaneswar: Maoist guerrillas hacked two villagers to death in Orissa`s Gajapati district early Wednesday after accusing them of being police spies, authorities said.
"More than 20 armed rebels dragged Dinabandhu Mantri and Sadananda Sual Singh, a village guard, out of their homes at Katama village at about 2 a.m. The Maoists tied their hands with ropes and killed them," Superintendent of Police Sanjib Arora said.
Katama village is about 490 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar and is considered a Maoist stronghold.
The guerrillas also pasted posters and left leaflets asking people not to help the police or join the police force.
"People who will join police force or work for them will meet with similar fate," the leaflets warned.