ROURKELA : A Maoist cadre, who had surrendered before Rourkela District Police four years back, was shot dead by suspected Maoists in his village in adjacent Jharkhand. The deceased is Jaduram Soi alias Jadu Munda (45).
The incident occurred between 8.30 pm and 10 pm on Thursday at the remote village of Kulatoppo under Kiriburu police limits in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, about 3 km from Renjda border of Bonai sub-division in Sundargarh district. Five armed Maoists arrived at the house of Jadu and fired five bullets at him. Villagers claimed that the Maoists killed Jadu in revenge attack as they believed he was working as a ‘police informer’. Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum SP Michael Raj and Kiriburu SDPO Taukir Alam were not available for comment.
Bonai ASP RB Panigrahi said the crime took place in Jharkhand territory and Rourkela District Police has no role in the investigation. He said Jadu, along with local Maoist leader Bijay Honhaga, had surrendered before Rourkela District Police in 2012 and after that, he had settled in his native Kulatoppo.