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Dilip Kumar

Kandhamal: Maoists continue to unleash terror in the district with the kidnapping of two civilians from Gumma village suspecting them to be police informers.

The fresh violence has been reported a day after the red rebels killed two villagers including the son of a local sarpanch in the district on the same suspicion.

Sources said a group of armed Maoists barged into the Gumma village under Belgarh police limits last night and lifted the duo from their house.

They reportedly released one of them after beating him severely while the other villager's whereabouts is yet to be ascertained. Police have launched an investigation to trace him.

It is worth mentioning that the extremists had killed two persons, accusing them of being police informer.

A group of armed rebels went to Bhandarangi and Guchhaguda village in Tumudibandha block in the district late on Friday night and called the two persons including the son of the sarpanch out of their house.

Later on Saturday morning, their bodies were found in two separate places near the village.

The Maoists has also left handwritten note mentioning the duo's names as police informers. The letter stated that the deceased had informed police about five of their colleagues who were killed in police firing at Sirki village under Belghar in the district last year.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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