villager in Chhattisgarh''s Rajnandgaon district on suspicion
of being a police informer, an official said on Thursday.
The incident took place on Wednesday night in
Khursipar Khurd village which falls under Bortalav police
station''s jurisdiction, they said.
Around 10 armed Naxals, clad in uniform, stormed into
the house of Munna Verma, who was in his late 30s, and took
him to nearby forest, Rajnandgaon''s Additional Superintendent
of Police Jaiprakash Barhai said.
They attacked him with sharp-edged weapons before
shooting him dead, he said.
After being alerted, a police team reached the spot on
Thursday morning and sent the body for postmortem, he said.
Maoists'' leaflets and pamphlets were recovered from
the spot in which the rebels claimed Verma was acting as a
police informer, Barhai said.
The official, however, denied the victim''s association
With this incident, five villagers have so far been
killed by ultras in the last two months at separate places in
Rajnandgaon district after being accused of working as police
informers, the police said. PTI COR TKP