Friday, December 11, 2009

Maoists assault a villager in Orissa village

PTI Friday, December 11, 2009 13:08 IST Email

Rourkela: After a long gap, Maoists assaulted a villager suspecting him to be a police informer in Sundergarh district of Orissa.

Police said a group of 15 to 20 armed Maoists entered Mahupada village late last night and abducted one Harekrushna Singh (45) from his house.

Singh was taken to a dense jungle in neighbouring Jharkhand and severely assaulted.

The Maoists left him with a stern warning of death penalty if he continued to work as a police informer, the police said.

Singh was admitted to Bonai government hospital with multiple injuries where his condition was stated to be serious.

Following the incident, residents of Mahupada and its neighbouring villages were demanding adequate security.

Bonai sub-divisonal police officer Sudarshan Sethi who rushed to the villages has assured the villagers of their safety.

All security arrangements have been made to avoid Maoist attacks in naxlite prone Bonai police circle and night patrolling has also been intensified, he said.

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