Red rebels kill ‘Police informer’ in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Red rebels on Tuesday allegedly killed a man on suspicion of being a police informer at Temurapalli village under Mathili police limits in Malkangiri. The deceased has been identified as Jagdish Somrath.

According to sources, a group of 15-30 members of the outlawed outfit called Jagdish from his house and forcibly took him to Katapalli, where they slit his throat. A poster mentioning the name of Kanger Ghati Area Committee of the Maoists was also found from the spot.

The poster mentioned that Jagdish has been working as a police informer since 2016. The poster also warned the locals to stay away from police or meet the same fate. The body of the deceased has been recovered by the police and sent for autopsy. The incident has sent shock waves in the area.