Malkangiri: Following brutal killings of two persons in the tribal district of Odisha, Maoists killed a villager on Saturday night suspecting him to be a police informer.
The deceased was identified as Sitaram Khila, a resident of Nuatekpadar village under Ralegada panchayat in cut-off Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district.
According to reports, around 15-20 armed Maoists took Sitaram from his house on Saturday and thrashed him mercilessly. They killed him by slitting his throat.
However, police denied the Maoists’ claim that Sitaram was a police informer.