Police administration has mobilised force in Kumbariput village following the killing of two locals by Maoists suspecting them to be police informer on Saturday night.
Sources said over 30 armed Maoist cadres under Koraput-Srikakulam divisional committee entered the village and called villagers Bandhu Saraka and Das Huika from their houses and cut their throats with sharp weapons. Later, they ransacked local telephone exchange and beat up one home guard and supervisor of the exchange.
The attack did not end there. The Red rebels burnt four vehicles and machineries kept for road construction of RSS company costing over `4 crore before leaving the village.
Before leaving, the Maoists left behind a letter signed by divisional secretary of Koraput-Srikakulam Dalam Daya. The letter stated that Bandhu and Huika were killed for their link with police and the Maoists burnt the company’s property as it was engaged in road construction work which was being opposed by them for quite some time.
Remarkably, the attack was committed 15 km from Bandhugam police station where both armed police of State and Central Government were camping. Koraput Police SP Aswini Kumar said police operation was on in the areas .
As many as 20 villages have been killed by the Maoists by branding them as police informers in sensitive Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas in past few months.
But the police termed the Maoists’ claim as false.
Meanwhile, sources said police have detained two persons in Bandhguam areas and are investigating their link with Maoists on Monday.