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Maoists Kill Man, Abduct Woman During Bandh In Odisha

Baliguda, Oct 21: Maoists killed a man and allegedly abducted a woman suspecting them to be police informers at Lahidi village near Gumudumaha in Kandhamal district during their dawn-to-dusk bandh on Saturday.

According to sources, a group of armed red rebels came to the village at around 1AM on Friday night and took one Mohan Majhi with them and killed him this morning. The whereabouts of the allegedly abducted woman is yet to be known.

Majhi is the father of John Majhi, the auto driver whose vehicle was attacked on July 8, 2016, in an incident of 'crossfire' during an anti-Maoist operation at Gumudumaha.

The cross-firing had claimed five lives including that of two women and a child.  Seven others were also injured in the incident which had created a huge public outcry across the state.

Meanwhile, the DG of Odisha Police, RP Sharma said that the investigation is on, details regarding Maoist involvement in the murder to be out soon.

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