A 42-year-old villager was killed allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on the suspicion that he was a 'police informer', police said today.
The body of Bele Ram Dhruv was found this morning on the outskirts of his village Sarandi under Tadoki police station limits, a senior police official told PTI.
As per preliminary information, a group of ultras stormed inside the house of Dhruv, who was running a small cycle store along with grocery shop in the village, last night and took him along with them into a nearby forest.
They then strangled him to death and threw his body there, he said.
After getting information, a police team rushed to the spot and his body was brought for postmortem, he added.
"Dhruv's two brothers are posted as policemen in Kanker district," the official added.
A search operation was launched in the region to nab the assailants, he said.
In another incident, some Maoists pamphlets were recovered from a field in Barrebeda village in Antagarh region of Kanker in which ultras have given a call to observePeople's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA - military-wing of the Maoists)from December 2 to 8, the official said.
Security forces have intensified patrolling in the interior forest of Bastar division, comprises seven districts, in view ofthe Maoists weekduring which they step up their activities.
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