A villager was beaten to death and another was hanged by naxalites in Bijapur district of Chhattishgarh.

Anil was hanged in Daglipura village by the extremists in front of the residents on Monday, Bijapur SP Avinash Mohanty told PTI.

He was kidnapped by the extremists on November 23 and was subsequently hanged by the Maoists, who accused him of being a police informer, Mr. Mohanty said.

Anil, who was earlier working with the police department had later joined the naxalites, the police official said.

He however, returned to the mainstream recently which infuriated the naxals leading to his brutal killing, Mr. Mohanty added.

In another incident a villager was beaten to death by naxals using lathis and rods in Pidiya village, police said.