| Bhubaneswar |
October 22, 2020 1:49:32 am
Tension prevailed at a remote village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Wednesday after three villagers were picked up by suspected Maoists and one was killed, officials said.
According to police, on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, a group of around 20 armed people attacked the residents of Khajuriguda village, which falls under the Jodamba police station limits in the Swabhiman Anchal region, and picked up three residents, accusing them of being police informers.
The throat of one of the residents picked up, Dasu Kheumudu, was slit with a sharp object, and he succumbed to his injuries. The other two — Sana Hantal and Samru Khil — managed to return to the village and are currently undergoing treatment. Both are said to be in a critical condition.
Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Dyandeo Khilari said, “The victims were innocent tribals. On being informed about the attack, a team was dispatched to the spot and the body was recovered. We are suspecting that the accused were…