Naxals kill husband of village sarpanch in Chhattisgarh

Naxals kill husband of village sarpanch in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon, Jan 14 (PTI) A group of Naxals allegedly
killed the husband of a village sarpanch on suspicion of being
a police informer in Chhattisgarh”s Rajnandgaon district,
police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday night in Pardoni
village under Manpur police station limits, a Naxal-affected
area located around 170 km from the state capital Raipur.

The 47-year-old victim, husband of Pardoni village”s
sarpanch (panchayat head), was beaten to death by ultras,
Additional Superintendent of Police Jaiprakash Barhai said.

As per preliminary information, a group of ultras
stormed into the victim”s house when he was resting after
dinner and dragged him out on street, he said.

The ultras then took him to the village outskirts and
thrashed him brutally in front of his family members. The
victim died on the spot, the official said.

After being alerted about the incident, a police team
rushed to the spot and the body was shifted to a hospital for
post-mortem, he said.

Some Maoist pamphlets were recovered from the spot in
which ultras accused the deceased of being a police informer.

The official, however, denied the victim”s association
with police.

A search operation has been launched in the area to
trace the culprits, he said.

According to another police official, on May 8 last
year, four Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in
Pardoni village.

The rebels suspected that the victim gave a tip-off to
police about the presence of their colleagues, he said.

Last month, a villager was gunned down by Naxals in
Manpur area of the district on suspicion of being a police
informer. PTI COR TKP ARU
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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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