Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Jan 10:
Ahead of panchayat elections in Odisha, the Maoists have warned the tribals of Malkangiri district to abstain from the polls.
Some Maoist posters have been spotted in Kudumulugumma here in which the Malkangiri District Divisional Committee of the outlawed outfit has asked the tribals not to take part in the upcoming polls.
The Maoists have threatened that those who will contest in the elections would face death punishment at praja court.
The extremists have further warned that thumbs of those casting their votes would be chopped off.
They have also threatened contractors to stop welfare projects at block and panchayat levels.