Maoists kill lawyer-politician in Orissa

May 27th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by admin  


Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS)Maoist rebels Tuesday killed a lawyer and political activist in Orissa’s Malkangiri district, police said. At least three armed Maoists rushed to ‘MV-79′ area, some 700 km from here, and abducted lawyer Prabir Kumar Mohanty at gunpoint, senior district police official S. Gajbhiye told IANS.

They took him to a nearby forest and shot him dead, he said.

Mohanty was also working as the secretary of the district unit of the ruling Biju Janata Dal.

Police were working to find out the motive behind the killing, Gajbhiye said.

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