Raipur, Mar 10 (PTI) A former sarpanch was killed by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, on the suspicion of being a police informer, police said.
The body of Madvi Dula (about 55 years of age) was found today in Tokanpalli forest under Chintagufa police station limits, a police official told PTI.
As per preliminary information, Dula was picked up yesterday by Maoist from his home in Burkapal village, where he was Sarpanch earlier and taken to the forest, he said.
His family members today informed police that the blood-stained body of Dula was lying in the nearby Tokanpalli forest, located around 450 kms away from the state capital, he added.
Soon after being informed, security forces were rushed to the spot and the body was brought for post-mortem, he said.
Prima facie it appears that he was killed with sharp edged weapons, the official said, adding, autopsy will ascertain the exact cause of death.
The naxals suspected that the victim was a police informer, he said.
A search has been launched to nab the assailants, the official added.