Maoists kill ward member, plant posters

Bolangir/Mohana: The ward member of Khuripani under Rengali panchayat in Khaprakhol block of Bolangir, Krushna Punji, has been killed by the Maoists who labelled him as a police informer. Some unidentifies Maoists on Monday night between eight and nine came to Krushna`s house and took him to a nearby place. Then the Maoists shot him dead. A member of the ruling BJD have branded Krushna as a police informer citing the reason for his brutal killing in a letter found out from the place where he was killed.

In another incident, Maoist have urged voters to boycott the Umerkote by-poll and threatened to kill BJD leaders when they visit the areas for campaigning. In large number of posters which were noticed in several areas of Raighar block, the Mainpur division of the CPI(Maoist) has invited the tribal voters not to cast their ballots in the forthcoming by-poll for the Umerkote assembly constituency.