Maoist's body found hanging in Odisha jungle

Baripada: The police on Monday found the body of a Maoist cadre hanging from a tree at Suliapada jungle in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.

The dead ultra was identified as Bhagabat Marandi of Palo village in Suliapada police station and a close associate of Maoist leader Kishore, the police said.

Bhagabat, a member of Kishore arms squad of West Bengal-Jharkhand-Odisha Border Regional Committee, was accused in several cases including an attack on former JMM MP Sudam Marandi where three security personnel were killed under Chandia police station area and murder of a tribal from Handibhanga area of Mayurbhanj district, the police said.

The police found a bicycle under the tree where Marandi's body was hanging.