Maoists killed a tribal, suspecting him to be a police informer, after abducting him from his house in Narayanpatna block of Koraput district on Friday night.

According to the Koraput police, the body of Dilu Habika of Pilibadi village was found in a pool of blood near the village on Saturday morning. His hands had been tied and his throat slit.


Maoists left a handwritten poster near the body accusing Habika of being a police informer. The killing comes ahead of the Martyrs' Week, which starts from July 28. It is suspected that the Maoists resorted to the act in retaliation to the seizure of explosive material from the Narayanpatna area by the security forces.

It is the second murder of a tribal by Maoists in the block in recent months. A man, identified as Supura Sirika, was killed on June 25.

Keywords: Maoists attack