Maoists kill village guard in Orissa

January 22nd, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Maoist rebels shot dead a village guard Thursday in Orissa’s Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer, the police said.Two armed rebels dragged Mangala Khilla, 40, from home at Karkatpali village to the nearby forest where they shot him dead, a police official told IANS.

Khilla was on the Maoists’ hit list, the official said. The police have intensified patrolling in the region to nab the suspected attackers.

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