A40-year-old villager was allegedly killed bynaxalsin Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker districton suspicion of being a police informer, police said Wednesday.
As per preliminary information, a group of naxals stormed into the house of Hupendi on Tuesday evening and forcibly took him along with them, he said.
Hupendi was strangled to death by the ultras who dumped his corpse on the outskirts of the village, he said.
Though police are investigating the exact cause behind the murder, a Maoist banner recovered from the spot branded the deceased as a "police informer", the officer said.
He, however, denied that Hupendi was associated with police.
A search operation has been launched in the region, he said.
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