Left Ultras Kill Man, Abduct Woman In Kandhamal

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Phulbani: Left Wing Extremists(LWEs) today killed a man and allegedly abducted a woman on suspicion of being police informers at Lahidi village near Gumudumaha in Kandhamal district during their dawn-to-dusk shutdown call.

As per sources, a group of armed Maoists to village Lahidi at around 1 am on October 20 night and forcefully took one Mohan Majhi with them and killed him today morning.

However, the whereabouts of the woman allegedly abducted by the ultras is yet to be ascertained.

The Kandhamal district police have started an investigation into the matter.

The police said that Mohan Majhi is the father of John Majhi, the auto driver whose vehicle was attacked on July 8, 2016, in an incident of ‘crossfire’ during an anti-Maoist operation at Gumudumaha.

The cross-firing had claimed five lives including that of two women and a child. Seven others were also injured in the incident which had created a huge public outcry across the state.

The Maoists suspected that Mohan Majhi was operating as a police informer.

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