Suspected Maoists kill contractor in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Suspected Maoists slit the throat and killed a young contractor near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district on Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place the contractor and his uncle was on their way to Lanjigarh on a motorbike.

"A group of people suspected to be Maoist ultras detained the contractor and his uncle and forcibly took him into the nearby jungle. His body with the throat slit was found later," Lanjigarh police station inspector-in-charge S N Nanda said.

The dead was identified as a resident of Trilochanpur village and police investigation into the killing was on, he added.