Suspected Maoists shot dead a tribal youth branding hims police informer, at Katukapalli in Chintur mandal in the small hours of Monday.

According to the police, Maoists shot dead Madakam Kosalu, a Gutti Koya tribal youth of Gollaguppa village in Bhadrachalam mandal, on the outskirts of the village and dumped the body beside the Bhadrachalam-Chintur main road.

Police recovered a letter purportedly written by the Maoists branding Kosalu a police informer, from the incident site. It is learnt that Kosalu had been staying at Katukapalli for the past few weeks. The incident sparked tension in the areas along the inter-State border with Chhattisgarh.

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