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Saturday, January 07, 2012 (20:15:36)
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Maoists kill tribal on charge of spying

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 7: Maoists today killed a tribal in Odisha's Koraput district, accusing him of spying on them for police, an official said.

The murder took place in a forested area under Bandhugaon police station, over 500 km from Bhubaneswar.

The middle-aged tribal was killed when he was on his way home, a senior district police official told media.

Villagers came across the body with its throat slit. The rebels left a leaflet nearby, claiming that the man was a spy for the local police, the official said.

Left wing extremists are active in more than half of Odisha and Koraput district is one of their strongholds.(IANS)