Bhubaneswar: A ward member was stabbed to
death by Maoists on suspicion of being a police informer while
CRPF jawans escaped unhurt when the rebels exploded landmine
in separate incidents in Orissa`s Koraput and Keonjhar
district today, police said.
Puala Sadaram, a ward member from Sanakamara in
Bandhugaon block in naxal-infested Koraput district, was taken
away from his village by a group of armed Maoists late last
night, they said.
The body of Sadaram with his throat slit with sharp
weapon was found in a pool of blood in a deserted forest area
near Kumaganda village this morning, they said adding that the
ultras apparently suspected him to be an informer of police.
Combing operation has been launched in the area and
security personnel in strength were deployed for conducting
intensive patrolling, sources said.
In another incident in mineral rich Keonjhar district,
three CRPF personnel escaped unhurt in a landmine explosion
triggered by Maoists in Kiribur area though the vehicle
carrying them suffered partial damage in the blast.
The blast took place in Orissa-Jharkhand border area
when the vehicle with about three jawan including the driver
was proceeding from Kiribur to Megadpur mines to pick up
jawans, Keonjhar Superintendent of Police Asish Singh said.
No one in the vehicle was injured in the blast which
caused some damage to windscreen and glass panes, police said
adding security personnel in strength had been sent to the