Nabarangpur: Suspected Maoists shot dead a man holding him responsible for clearing forests and leasing out forest land for human settlement in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, police said Saturday.
The incident took place at Laxmanpur village under Raighar block of the district Friday night and the deceased was identified as Narayan Nagesh (38).
Some posters left by the killers claiming to be belonging to the CPI (Maoist) Mainpur-Nuapada Divisional Committee, termed Narayan Nagesh as a timber mafia, who was accused of destroying forests in the area.
“Narayan was punished because he was damaging the green cover,” the posters said.
Earlier February 23, Maoists had allegedly lifted Chandan Mallik (35) of Khalepara village from Hatigaon area and killed him. They had also killed Narad Markam (45) of Chamenda village bordering Chhattisgarh, police sources said.
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