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Naxals kill former sarpanch in C’garh

Raipur: A former village sarpanch was allegedly abducted and killed by Maoists on the suspicion of being a police informer in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The body of Hadma Ram (45), former sarpanch of Nilawaya village panchayat, was found lying in a pool of blood on Aranpur-Sameli road near his native place under Aranpur police station limits, a senior police official told PTI.

“The victim had been abducted by some armed Naxals from his house at Armebandi Para in Nilawaya last night and his body was found this morning on the road, located around 450 kms away from the state capital, following which police were informed,” he said.

Hadma was killed with sharp weapons, the officer said adding, “Prima facie it appears that the ultras killed him suspecting him as police informer.”

A search has been launched in the forests to nab the attackers, he added.