Phulbani (Orissa): Maoists have killed two
persons in naxal-hit Kotagada area of Orissa`s Kandhamal
district suspecting them to be police informers, police said
A large number of armed rebels, including women,
stormed into Jubaguda village under Srirampur gram panchayat,
about 175 km from here, late last night and called out the duo
from their houses, they said.
The two were killed on the outskirt of the village by
the ultras, who disappeared into nearby forest after
committing the crime, sub-inspector at Kotagada police
station Acharya Kumar Mahananda said.
While the body of Peter Mallick (38), a social
activist was found with his throat slit, that of Sitaram
Uthansingh had gun shot mark, police said.
Some Maoist posters were also found near the site.
The duo had earlier been threatened by the rebels, who
had accused them of providing information about naxal
activities to the police, they said.
Police force had rushed to the spot and combing
operation was being launched.