The victim had gone fishing with a few others and while returning, he was intercepted by around 20 to 25 armed Naxals, who stabbed him to death, he said.
The Chhattisgarh government has consistently maintained that no tribal family had migrated from Bastar owing to the Naxal menace and hence, there was no question of taking them back.
In a separate incident, Naxals torched three vehicles engaged in road construction work at Cherkanti Patelpara village under Bijapur police station limits on Friday, the official said.
A Naxal was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday morning, an official said.
The two adult Naxals identified as Vishram Kongadi and Kulen Kongadi were wanted in seven and five different criminal cases respectively, Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Shekhar said.
The improvised explosive device (IED) blast was followed by an exchange of fire between the troops on patrol and the Maoists around 1 pm along the Palodi-Kistaram axis of the district.
Naxals hiding in a forest triggered an IED blast in which an assistant constable received minor splinter injuries, the official said.
According to the Gadchiroli Police, 11 former Maoists, including ten female and one male, were trained in manufacturing phenyl and they have started their own business now.
Talking about the naxal menace in the district, which borders on Chhattisgarh, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the situation was improving.
He had 67 major offences, including participating in encounters against the police, murder and dacoity, registered against him in Gadchiroli alone, the police said in a release on Sunday.
Bhokta was not at home at the time of the attack but the assailants bumped off his two sons and their wives and hung their bodies from bamboo poles in the cattle shed.
The gun-battle took place on Saturday at Korchi in Mardintola forest area of the district, located over 900 km from Mumbai, when a C-60 police commando team was conducting a search operation.
Kishan, who carried a reward of Rs 1 crore on his head, was a Politbureau member of the banned CPI (Maoist).
The abduction and killing of the two men by the Naxals is possibly linked to the gunning down of a wanted woman outlaw Sharda by police in the same jungles in November 2020
Sub Engineer Roshan Lakra (35) of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) and his department's peon Lakshman Partagiri (24) went missing on Thursday.