Nawarangpur (Orissa): A tribal Special
Police Officer (SPO) has been missing for more than a month in
Orissa`s Maoist-hit Nawarangpur district and his fate is
unknown, police sources said on Sunday.
The disappearance of Dasmanth Gond (21) of Raghudongori
village under Maoist infested Raighar Block, came to light
yesterday, they said.
Gond was selected for SPO in 2009 and working on
contractual basis then. He had earlier worked under Raighar
and Umerkote police stations, but some months back he was
placed to Nawarangpur police station.
Gond was to join for training at Koraput last month.
In the first week of last month he went to his village for
`Nua Khai` festival. He was scheduled to report for training
at Koraput on September 14.
According to his family members Gond left home saying
proceeding for training on his motorcycle. But when he was
not found at the training centre at Koraput some of his
friends telephoned the family members and informed them.
Gonds family members then went to Raighar police station
and reported the matter.
The motorcycle of Gond was found at Hatabharandi
village yesterday, they said.
Superintendent of Police, Niti Sekhar admitted Gond was
in service on contractual basis and he had not reported at
the training centre on the schedule date. The SP said the SPO
was missing since then and the police have no further
information about him.