Bhubaneswar: Suspected Maoists killed two persons, including a sarpanch, in different areas in Malkangiri district, police said on Saturday.
A group of armed ultras stormed into the house of Jayaram Khara, Sarpanch of Badapadar Panchayat, dragged him out and slit his throat in a nearby forest last night, a police officer said.
The Maoists shouted slogans dubbing Khara as a police infomer before disappearing into the forest. In another incident, suspected Maoists killed a man identified as S Badnayak, brother of a former Sarpanch, in Kudumulgumma Raba village area last night.
Suspected Maoists took him away from his residence and his body was found this morning with throat slit, a police officer said.