Man Hacked to Death by Suspected Maoists - The New Indian Express

Man Hacked to Death by Suspected Maoists

Published: 14th January 2014 11:15 AM

Last Updated: 14th January 2014 11:15 AM

A 50-year-old man was hacked to death by suspected Maoists in Odiya Penth village, 15 km from Narayanpatna police station limits, on Sunday night. Kamulu Maniaka (50), a farmer, was sleeping when four to five Maoists entered his house late in the night and attacked him. On Monday morning, his wife Palai Maniaka saw the body with multiple injuries and raised an alarm besides informing the police.

Narayanpatna police and Special Operation Group members rushed to the spot and sent the body for post-mortem.

However, Narayanpatna police clarified that the murder was not linked to Maoists as circumstantial evidences did not point to their involvement. No poster or banner was left at the spot claiming murder by Maoists as has been the case in the recent Maoist-related murders.

Koraput SP Avinash Kumar said normally the Maoists do not kill anybody in his house. They preferred to punish them in open field. They used to kill the people by slitting their throats or by guns, he added.

“Though the cause of the murder was yet to be established, investigation was on and it will reveal if there is any Maoist link to the incident,” the SP added.

According to police sources, since Maniaka’s son works with the Maoists, there is least chance that the ultras might have killed him. Moreover, Maniaka was a common villager who did not have any link with either police or Maoists, they further said.

The murder, however, triggered panic in Narayanpatna and Bandhugam areas as it was for the sixth time that such  gruesome murder was committed in the past seven days.

Earlier, a liquor trader was attacked in Balipeta, two were killed in Begam village and one was murdered in Jaguguda village by the Maoists.

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