Friday, May 08, 2009

Maoists kill liquor trader

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 08 May 2009 03:28:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 08 May 2009 10:24:25 AM IST

PHULBANI: After a lull Maoists struck again in trouble-torn Phulbani district late on yesterday night killing a liquor trader of village Gasapanga under Bamunigaon police limits.


Sources said, around midnight 12 armed uniformed Maoists forcibly took away petty country liquor trader Kaluka Beheramajhi (50) and his two sons Pupura Beheramajhi and Gora Beheramajhi to the nearby jungle. In the morning, the body of Kaluka was found lying on a road with deep cut marks on his neck. Pupura managed to escape from the clutches of the Maoists but Gora is yet to be traced. The incident has created panic in the village. The Maoists warned that other villagers would meet the same fate if they sell illicit liquor in the locality. Earlier in January, Maoists had threatened the deceased to desist from the business and cut his ear as a warning. When a police party was going to the village, a landmine went off near a small bridge, but there was no casualty. Security has been beefed up and combing operations have started.

In another incident, a Maoist poster was found in a godown in Gutingia panchayat under Sarangada police limits where the Maoists had warned of capital punishment to seven activists of Hindu Jagaran Sammukhya of Gutingia village for allegedly doing politics in the name of religion,

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