KORATPUR: The Maoists torched a mobile tower at Chipakur village under Boipariguda block in Koraput district on Sunday midnight, a day after the rebels damaged a mobile tower at Kalia Atal village in the block.
Sources said, around 20 Maoists reached near the mobile tower at Chipakur around midnight and poured kerosene before setting it on fire.
"The tower belongs to a private cellular company. The Maoists have torched the battery room of the tower by using kerosene and fire wood. No explosives have been used and investigation is on," said SP (Koraput) Charan Singh Meena.
In the past five years, the Maoists have damaged over 20 mobile towers in Koraput and Malkangiri districts to prevent police from obtaining information regarding their movement in the area.