Maoists beat up Panchayati Raj member for cooperating with State government in Odisha

Sisi was later rescued by villagers who rushed him to Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital

Published: 30th December 2016 06:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2016 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

Panchayat Samiti member Madhav Sisa

By Express News Service

MALKANGIRI: Continuing their attack on elected people’s representatives, left wing extremists allegedly beat up a Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) Member of Kudmulgumma block before dumping him in a nearby jungle in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.

Quoting local villagers, police said, a group of around 20 armed rebels arrived at Nakamamudi and forcibly took away Panchayat Samiti member Madhav Sisa to the nearby jungle late on Thursday night. They reportedly thrashed him and fled the spot leaving him critically injured.

Sisi was later rescued by villagers who rushed him to Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where he is currently undergoing treatment. His condition is stated to be critical.

Earlier, the Maoists had warned all the elected representatives in the region not to cooperate with the State administration and had threatened them of dire consequences on not complying with the demands. While many people have left their villages in fear of Maoist atrocities, rest are living at the mercy of the red rebels.

Recently, a group of over 50 ultras had entered into the village and killed two villagers in the same block. While they had slit throat of Rabi Pujari on December 27, another man Nanda Golari, was found killed a day later.

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