Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Nov 19:

Maoists torched a contractor camp and killed a person by slitting his throat at Bhitarakota village under Patangi police limits in Odisha’s Koraput district last night.


The deceased was identified as Jayaram Khila, supervisor at the camp.

The red rebels also set on fire two hiwa trucks, a hitachi machine, a tractor and a tipper.

According to reports, around 50 Maoists opposed the construction of road to Bhitarakota village last evening. They also held a meeting in the presence of around 200 villagers in which the latter too opposed the road work.

However, Khila supported the construction of road following which the irate Maoists killed him by slitting his throat.

The red rebels kidnapped ten workers of the camp before fleeing the spot. However, they released the workers after taking away their mobile phones, data machines and documents from them.