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Dalit man killed by Maoists in Orissa

Koraput (Orissa): A dalit man was killed by Maoists with sharp weapons in Narayanpatna area of Orissa`s Koraput district on the suspicion of being a police informer, police said today.

Mishra Khosla (35), who had been operating two passenger jeeps in the naxal-infested area, was picked up by armed rebels from Mankidi last night, Koraput Superintendent of Police Anoop Kumar Sahu said.

The body of Khosla with his throat slit was found by villagers on the outskirt of Mankidi today, he said adding that a note left by the ultras near the spot said they suspected him to be a police informer.

The Maoists had also torched the two jeeps, which were being operated by Khosla between Mankidi and Ichhapur, police said.

Police personnel in strength had been rushed to the area and investigation into the incident was in progress, they added.

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