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C'hg: Naxals kill man after branding him police informer

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A40-year-old villager was allegedly killed bynaxalsin Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit districton suspicion of being a police informer, police said Wednesday.

The body of the victim was found dumped on the outskirts of his village Niche Kamta under Amabeda police station limits this morning, a senior police told

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 said.

He, however, denied that Hupendi was associated with police.

A has been launched in the region, he said.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 21:00 IST