Maoists raid constable`s house in Malkangiri

Maoists raided a police constable`s house in Malkangiri district, threatened him with dire consequences if he did not leave his job and then looted his household belongings, police said Monday.

Malkangiri: Maoists raided
a police constable`s house in Malkangiri district, threatened
him with dire consequences if he did not leave his job and
then looted his household belongings, police said Monday.

Over 100 armed ultras, including women, raided
the house of Sukra Madhi at Gagrimetla village, about 30 km
from here, last night and threatened his family members with
dire consequence unless he quit the police job.

"Ask Sukra to quit the job or else leave the village
at once", the ultras were quoted as having said.
They decamped with all the household belongings,
including electronic gadgets and foodgrains. They did not
spare even cattle and herded off the cow, bullocks and goat
before razing the house to the ground, Malkangiri SP Aniruddha
Singh said.

On being protested by Madhi`s wife and others, the
ultras thrashed them and fled the scene shouting slogans.

In a similar incident on Friday night, armed Maoists
had raided the house of a village special police officer at
Gompakonda before asking him to quit the job.

The ultras had damaged the house after looting his
belongings in a similar manner.

A large number of rebels had ransacked a government
liquor shop at Padia, about 65 km from here and destroyed the
stock at the licensed outlet, excise superintendent Loknath
Mandia said.

The ultras also looted cash from the liquor shop but
caused no injury to anyone, he said.

A letter was found at the site accusing the state
government of failing to meet the demands made by rebels for
the release of then Malkangiri district collector R V Krishna
who was abducted by them in February, police said.

The letter warned that attacks on government buildings
and liquor shops would continue as government took no step to
meet their demands, they said.

PTI

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