Naxals have killed a former colleague who, after surrendering, was working as a police informer, officials said today.
Hinga Madkami, who had surrendered in June last year, was shot dead by rebels last night at his native Phulpar village under Kuakonda police station limits, a senior police official told PTI.
After quitting the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), Madkami was working as an informer for the Special Task Force (STF) in the area, he said.
On Thursday, Madkami had gone to Phulpar, located around 450 kms away from the capital, to take part in rituals being performed at his house following the death of his mother, the official said.
The rebels stormed his home, attacked him with sharp weapons before shooting him, the official informed.
A police team had rushed to the spot and combing operations were underway, the official said, adding that the body had been taken for postmortem.
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