Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two earthmovers were set on fire by suspected Maoists at Nimalapadu village of Chintapalli mandal in the agency area of the district in the early hours of Sunday.

According to information reaching here, the earth-movers were kept for undertaking roadwork between Nimmalapadu and Korukonda. Some unidentified persons had set them on fire when there was no one around. Some tribals reported the matter to the driver who was away later in the morning. The culprits did not leave any pamphlets or Maoist literature at the spot. The police, however, suspect that Maoists were behind the burning. A case was registered at the Chintapalli police station.