Maoists kidnap four tribals from Agency area

Police claim the villagers have not been kidnapped, but summoned by Maoists

Published: 18th August 2016 05:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 05:29 AM   |  A+A-

KAKINADA: Maoists have reportedly kidnapped four tribals at Pega, a remote village in the agency mandal of Chintoor in East Godavari, on Tuesday night. However, the incident came to light only after the locals informed the police on Wednesday. The kidnapped villagers were identified as K Muttayya, K NageswarRao, K Ramayya and S Muddayya.

While the family members are fearing for the lives of their loved ones, the police are yet to ascertain the reasons behind the kidnap. However, the police maintained that the villagers were not kidnapped, but were only summoned by the maoists to make some enquries.

Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Phakkeerappa said, the tribals themselves went into the forests after the maoists sent summons to them. Recently the maoists killed pastor Yohan, belonging to Latcchigudem after branding him as a police informer.

Meanwhile, the villagers are fearing a lot about the safe return of the missing persons in view of the latest encounter in Chhattisgarh where four Maoists were killed by the security forces on Wednesday.

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