File photo of a Maoist camp.
Maoist on Wednesday killed a sarpanch in Odisha’s Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer.
Police said about 25 armed Maoists abducted Madhab Kirasani, sarpanch of Kurmanur grampanchayat, about 700km southeast of Bhubaneswar, from his house late in the night and killed him after holding a trial in a “people’s court”. His body was recovered in the morning in a forest.
“The ultras have killed at least eight civilians including two village guards, branding them as police informers in the last one year,” Malkangiri superintendent of police Akhileswar Singh told HT.