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Chhattisgarh: Naxals Kill Village Sarpanch on Suspicion of Being Police Informer in Bijapur

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Last Updated: June 29, 2022, 14:52 IST

Bijapur

A police team that rushed to the murder spot in the morning sent the body of the deceased for post-mortem.(Representational/Image: Shutterstock)

A police team that rushed to the murder spot in the morning sent the body of the deceased for post-mortem.(Representational/Image: Shutterstock)

According to official sources a search operation has been set out to get hold of the assailants

Naxals allegedly killed a 36-year-old village sarpanch suspecting him of being a police informer in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said on Wednesday.

The ultras attacked Ratiram Kudiyam, a sarpanch of Mormed village, under Toynar police station area on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

As per preliminary information, a group of Naxals stormed into Kudiyam’s house and strangled him with a rope or wire, he said.

A police team rushed to the spot this morning and sent the body for post-mortem, he said.

Prima facie, it appears that the victim was killed on suspicion of being a police informer, the IG said, adding that the exact motive for the killing was yet to be ascertained.

A search operation has been launched to nab the assailants, the official said.

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first published:June 29, 2022, 14:52 IST
last updated:June 29, 2022, 14:52 IST