Maoists kill tribal man suspecting him as police informer

Malkangiri: Maoists have gunned down a youth in Kandhabuda village under Mankadpada panchyat suspecting him to be a police informer in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Arjun Khara.

Sources said around 15 to 20 armed Red Rebels raided Kandhabuda village and dragged Arjun out of his house last night.

The villagers spotted his bullet-riddled body a few meters away from the village today, they said.

A letter purportedly written by the Maoists was recovered from the spot. It stated that Arjun was targeted for assisting police.