Maoists kill tribal in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A tribal man was killed by Maoists today on the suspicion of being a police informer in Odisha`s Malkangiri district. The body of Guru Khila (48) was found by the villagers with his throat slit with sharp weapon along a road near Badadural in Tankamuna area, about 90 km from here this morning, the police said.

“A group of rebels had taken away Khila from his village to the nearby forest yesterday as they apparently suspected him to be a police informer,” Superintendent of Police Aniruddha Singh said. Combing operation and patrolling by the security forces have been intensified in the area after the killing, the police said. Senior police officers have reached the spot, officials said.