Communist Party of India-Maoist
cadres killed a civilian, identified
as Sundar Hantal (25), at Godaput
under Chitrakonda Police Station
limits in Malkangiri District on
August 6, reports orissapost.com.
Sources said the Maoists killed
him by slashing his throat, suspecting
him to be a ‘Police informer’. According
to reports, a group of 15-20 Maoists
had abducted Sundar from his village
about three days ago (August 3).
His family members and villagers
had been searching for him without
success. The Maoists held a Praja
(People’s) Court at Simidipadar
village where they branded him as
a Police informer and slashed his
throat. The Maoists also threatened
the villagers of facing such fate
if they act as Police informers.
a powerful Improvised Explosive
Device (IED), suspected to be planted
by the Maoists, was recovered from
Telengapada forest near Paiganda
in Gajapati District on August 7,
reports The Times of India.
"The IED, packed in a lunch
box, and weighing around 40 kg was
found during the area domination
operation carried out by the district
voluntary force. The bomb disposal
squad from Paralakhemundi rushed
to the spot and defused the IED,"
said Gajapati Superintendent of
Police (SP) Sushil Panigrahi.