Maoists kill SPO in Kandhamal

(image) Bhubaneswar: Maoists strike again at Kotagada. The Red rebels on Friday killed a Special Police officer (SPO) at Denguda village in Kandhamal.

The officer has been identified as Narenga Mallick. The incident took place between 9 -10 am today, when he was heading towards Kotagada police station for work.

According to reports, around four Maoists fired four rounds of bullet on him, killing him on the spot. Maoists left a poster near his body.

According to the poster, Mallick was earlier threatened about the consequences as he was helping the SOG jawans in the combing operations. They have also threatened the other SPO’s who are helping the forces in the combing operations.

Earlier on Thursday, armed Maoists had set afire a police outpost at Subarnagiri under Kotagada police limits in Kandhamal.