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Maoists kill two men in Odisha over suspicions of being police informer

Both Bolangir and Kandhamal whrere the killing took place, are Maoist-affected.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2019 16:44 IST
Debabrata Mohanty
Debabrata Mohanty
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
Maoists at a training camp.
Maoists at a training camp.(FILE PHOTO)

Maoist hit squads killed two men in Bolangir and Kandhamal in the last two days after accusing them of being police informers, police said.

“Late Sunday night about 20 armed Maoists raided Khuripani village of Khaprakhol block of Bolangir and called a youth named Trilochan Taria out of his home. The Maoists then shot him from point blank range, killing him on the spot,” Bolangir’s superintendent of police K Sivasubramani said

The Maoists later left posters on the spot accusing Taria of being a police informer.

In the posters, the left wing extremists wrote that Taria and some other villagers were earlier associated with the Maoists, but betrayed them later on by becoming police informers.

Earlier on Saturday night, Maoists carried out an identical hit in neighbouring Kandhamal where they shot dead a contractor on similar charges. Kailash Digal of Damangpadar village under Phiringia police station area was called out of his home by Maoists and then shot dead immediately.

The Maoists had left a poster which said “You can get bail from jail, but be prepared to face bullets, if you act smart”.

Also read: To avoid Maoists, poll staff with EVMs walk 15 km through Odisha forest

Both Bolangir and Kandhamal are Maoist-affected districts. There had been heavy security deployment for elections to the Bolangir and Kandhamal Lok Sabah seats which went to the polls in the second phase.

A day before the April 18 polling in Kandhamal, Sanjukta Digal, a woman poll supervisor, was shot dead by Maoists near Barhala village of Kandhamal district when she and 4 others polling officials got down from their vehicle suspecting landmines planted on the road ahead.