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Maoists set fire to equipment of construction company

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Press Trust of India Phulbani (Odisha)
Armed Maoists set ablaze several equipment and vehicles kept in the site of a construction company and assaulted its manager in Kandhamal district, police said today.
A group of red rebels, including women, stormed the site at Malimaha village under Balliguda police station area late last night, Kandhamal SP Prateek Kumar Singh said.
During the hour-long strike, the Maoists torched three tractors, a mixture machine, an earth-mover and some other equipment of the construction company, he said.
They also assaulted the manager of the company whose condition was stated to be serious and threatened the labourers who were sleeping at the site.
The attack came two days after the police destroyed a Maoist camp inside the Kakulajhar reserve forest in Khajuripada area.
It is suspected that the armed rebels belong to Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh group of Maoists, the SP said.

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 5:35 PM IST

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