Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Jul 17:
Barely 36 hours after the abduction of seven persons by suspected Maoists from Mahupadar village under Mathili police station limits in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, the Red Rebels have abducted two more persons from the same village late on Thursday night.
According to the family members, about 30 armed Maoists barged into the village late on Thursday night and forcibly took away Pintu Durua, a village forest guard, and another villager Laxman Kumbhara after tying their hands and legs.
Earlier, the Maoists had abducted seven persons from the village on Wednesday night.
About 50-60 armed men and women forcibly took away seven persons from Mahupadar village after waking them up from their sleep at around 9 PM on Wednesday evening.
The abducted have been identified as Soma Chalan, Khageswar Kumbhar, Nakul Pugari, Hari Durua, Paban Durua, Indra Durua and Udayanath Kolar, local sources said.
While the family members of the abductees have said that the suspected Maoists had not told them the reason behind the abduction of their kin, the villagers preferred not to utter a word on the issue.
“Investigations are on. The picture will be clear only after investigations are completed,” said SDPO (Malkangiri) Madkar Sandip Sampad.
Meanwhile, sources said that the trial of the seven abducted villagers is underway at the praja court deep inside Dandipadar forest in the district.