Forest guard killed by Maoists in Bargarh district

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Bargarh: A forest guard was shot dead by suspected Maoists in Buden area of Bargarh district police said.

Guard Narayan Duan (34) was taken away by a group of rebels from his house at forested Jaipur village under Buden police station area, about 100 km from here, in the wee hours, police said.

As the ultras melted into the forest afterwards, Narayan`s bullet-riddled body was spotted by the villagers lying under a banyan tree on the outskirts, Forest Ranger (Padampur), Amrish Pradhan said.

The reason behind the murder of Narayan, posted at Jaipur beat office under Padampur, was not clear, Superintendent of Police, Bargarh, S Thangkapan said.

The guard was working as forest guard in Padmapur ranger near Jeypore village under Bhatali police limits. This is reportedly the first such incident in Bargarh district.

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