Two tribals were killed allegedly by Maoists after branding them as ‘police informers’ in two separate places in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-hit Bastar division, police said today.
A villager identified as Sukhram Poyam was shot dead by rebels late last night at his village Kundla under Kurusnar police station limits, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police, OP Sharma told PTI.
A group of around 20 armed ultras stormed the village, located around 350 kms away from here, and dragged out Poyam from his house.
They shot rounds of fire at him and fled from the spot, he said.
As per preliminary investigation, Maoists had branded him as ‘supporter and informer’ of police prior to his murder, the ASP said.
After getting information about the incident, security forces were rushed to the spot this morning, he added.
In another incident, a villager identified as Amrit Hurra (25) was killed with sharp-edged weapons by the ultras in Bhanupratappur area of Kanker district.
Hurra was abducted by some Naxals from his house at Ghotha village last night and his blood-stained body was found this morning outside the village, following which police was informed, a police official said.
Naxals had dropped some pamphlets and put up banners at the spot in which they claimed Hurra to be a police informer, he said.
Cases have been registered with regard to both the incidents, Sharma said.