Maoists behead man in Orissa: Police

Maoists are suspected to have beheaded a man in Brahmanigaon area of Kandhamal district in Orissa today, police said.
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Updated on Aug 02, 2011 09:10 AM IST
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PTI | By, Phulbani

Maoists are suspected to have beheaded a man in Brahmanigaon area of Kandhamal district in Orissa on Sunday, police said.

The headless body with blood splattered at the site was found near Saragudi village under Brahmanigaon police limit, about 135 km from here, they said.

Though the head was missing, the villagers identified the victim as Dakasa Majhi of the same village, they said adding the killing appeared to be the handiwork of Maoists, who are observing "Martyrs Week" since July 28.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and vehicle movement was affected in several parts of Maoist-hit Brahmanigaon area since July 28, police said.

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