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Suspecting him to be police informer, Maoists kill businessman in Kandhamal

A group of armed ultras stormed Tingarpanga village and barged into the house of the businessman Kailash Digal, late on Saturday night. They dragged Digal out of his house at gunpoint and took him to the village outskirts, where he was shot dead.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2019 17:00 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Phulbani (Odisha)
Maoists,Kandhamal,Odisha
The assailants were suspected to be members of the Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), the police said. Combing operations have been intensified in the area.(AFP PHOTO)

Maoists have killed a businessman in a village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, a police official said on Sunday.

A group of armed ultras stormed Tingarpanga village and barged into the house of the businessman Kailash Digal, late on Saturday night, Kandhamal Superintendent of Police, Prateek Singh said.

They dragged Digal out of his house at gunpoint and took him to the village outskirts.

“He was then shot dead,” the SP said.

Digal’s body was spotted on Sunday morning by the villagers, who informed the police.

A note left behind by the Maoists near the spot, where the body was found, claimed that the businessman was eliminated as he was working as a police informer.

The assailants were suspected to be members of the Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), the police said. Combing operations have been intensified in the area.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 17:00 IST