40 families leave village for threatening calls from Maoists

Malkangiri,November 4:Forty families of Kanaguda village under Kalimela block in the district on Tuesday left their homes fearing capital punishment by the red rebels.

According to sources, in a kangaroo court on Sunday the Maoists have threatened the villagers to left their homes within a week as some locals were working as police informers. They have also announced capital punishment for the villagers who will not vacate the village.

Irma Kabasi, a local resident said, "As many people of the villagers have surrounded before the police in the recent past, the Naxals have threatened to vacate the village. They have also killed two villagers suspecting them police informer. In a bid to safeguard our lives we are vacating the village."

Apart from Maoists abducted two villagers Soma Madkami and Rama Marhi on October 14 and later killed them triggering panic in the village.

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