Visakhapatnam: Maoists killed a man at Vangarai village under Pedabayalu mandal in Visakha tribal area on Wednesday. The deceased, 27-year-old Chikkudu Satish — a resident of Chintagondi village under G Madugula mandal — was branded a policeinformer
by the militants. The security forces’ armed outpost (AOP) atNurmathi
is only eight kilometres from the spot of the incident.
This is the second such killing in the last ten days to take place close to a security outpost. On December 14, 35-year-old Gemmeli Krishna Rao of Vakapalli was branded an informer and killed.
According to sources, Satish was a militia member and police had put up posters of him at various places. However, many within theMaoist
ranks started growing suspicious of him following a few encounters, surrenders, and arrests of their cadres.
Sources said around 40 Maoists entered the village and dragged Satish out of his house on Tuesday night. His wife was beaten when she and other villagers tried to stop the Maoists. After interrogation, he was hacked to death