Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maoists kill SHG coordinator

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 28 Dec 2008 05:16:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 28 Dec 2008 01:16:50 PM IST

JEYPORE: Fear gripped Narayanpatna after suspected Maoists killed an SHG federation record-keeper Pobitra Khosla (33) at Bagam village, six km from Narayanpatna police station, on Saturday.


According to reports, three radicals fired indiscriminately at Khosla in broad daylight while he was going to a nearby village.

Khosla died on the spot. Senior officials and armed police led by SP Deepak Kumar rushed to the spot.

Combing operation has been mounted to track down the Maoists. Khosla was coordinating with different women groups of Narayanpatna for quite some time and was on Naxals’ hit list for his liaison with government officials.

In the past one year, six persons have been killed by Naxals in Narayanpatna police limits alone. Earlier, Tegala Bijay Kumar, Markanda Choudhury, Nalla Brundaban, Niranjan Bidika and Balaram Sahukar were killed.

Intellectuals said the Government should establish the proposed anti-Naxal Cobra Battalion in Narayanpatna instead of Sunabeda.

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