Raipur: Two villagers from insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, were murdered allegedly by Maoists in separate incidents, police said.
While an 18-year-old youth identified as Kandru Patel was murdered in Kondagaon district, another villager Joga Madvi was killed in Dantewada district, a senior police official told PTI.
A native of Balasar village under Kondagaon Police Station, Patel had arrived at Heeramandla village yesterday along with his father and a younger brother to visit a local fair, he said.
As per the preliminary information, when he was sleeping alone in the courtyard of the house of a relative in the village, a group of armed naxals stormed there in the late night hours and attacked him with sharp weapons and subsequently shot him dead, the official said.
The exact reason behind his killing was not yet known. However, the Maoist pamphlets dropped at the spot suggests that he was accused of acting as a police informer, the officer said.
The body of the victim was handed over to the relatives after the postmortem. In the second incident, Joga’s body was found lying in a pool of blood this morning from the hills adjoining Cholnar village under Kirandul Police Station in Dantewada.
He was kidnapped by the rebels from his relative’s house in Cholnar last night, the official said. The relatives of the victim said in their statement that Joga, a native of Jagargunda region of neigbouring Sukma district, was staying in Cholnar from last few days for some unknown reason, he said.
The cause behind his killing was also yet to be ascertained.