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Sarpanch killed by Maoists in Odisha

Maoist on Wednesday killed a sarpanch in Odisha’s Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer, reports Priya Ranjan Sahu.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2013 13:35 IST
Priya Ranjan Sahu
Priya Ranjan Sahu
Hindustan Times
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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.

First Published: Apr 03, 2013 12:38 IST