Miscreants torch truck in Narayanpatna, Maoists hand suspected

Bhubaneswar: Unidentified miscreants have torched a truck near Tikarpada under Bandhugaon police limits in Koraput district on Saturday night.

Nearly 10 armed men intercepted the truck which had arrived here from Andhra Pradesh at around 10:30 pm yesterday. Later after terrorising the driver, the miscreants set fire to the vehicle.

Though Maoists hand is suspected behind the incident, a detailed probe is necessitated as some past rivalry of contractor behind the incident cannot be ruled out.

“All the men were armed with sharp weapons. After detaining the truck, they beat me up and torched the vehicle,” said driver Shankar.