Maoists slit throat of person in Koraput

Koraput: Maoists killed a man by slitting his throat in Koraput district holding him guilty of passing on information to the police.

The body of the victim named Sapaura Sirika, who had been missing from his village since Friday night, was found in a pool of blood at Kalam-Jhadipada chowk, about 90 km from here yesterday, police said on Sunday.

Quoting a letter purportedly written by Maoists and found from the spot by villagers, police said the ultras claimed to have punished him at a Kangaroo court (people`s court) as he was a "police informer".

Sirika was also held responsible for a police-Maoist encounter that took place in a dense forest in Narayanpatna area last year.

The red rebels slit the throat of Sirika with a sharp-edged weapon after tying his hands at the back.