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Two killed by Maoists in Odisha

Malkangiri: Two persons, including a village guard, were killed by Maoists in Odisha’s Malkangiri district accusing them of being police informers.

Police said a group of Maoists stormed the house of a 55-year-old village guard at Jantapaie in Chitrakonda area around midnight last night and forcibly took him away.

His body bearing marks of wounds inflicted by some blunt object was found in the outskirts of the village this morning, the police said.

A letter recovered from the spot said the village guard was killed as he was providing information about Maoist activities to the police.

In another incident, the rebels shot dead a man at Cheliamunda village yesterday, police said.

In this case too the assailants left behind a letter at the site saying that the man was killed as he was acting as an informer for the police, the police said.

—PTI

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