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Naxals kill former colleague who had turned police informer

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

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 station limits, a senior police told

After quitting the outlawed (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 said.

The rebels stormed his home, attacked him with sharp weapons before shooting him, the 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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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:45 IST