Maoists kill man in revenge bid in Odisha’s Kalahandi
The deceased was identified as Lalbati Majhi of Panchkul village under Jugsaipatna panchayat of Bhawanipatna tehsil here
Bhawanipatna: Maoist menace once again reared its ugly head with the killing of a youth, who also happened to a relative of one of the cadres, in a revenge bid in Kalahandi district of Odisha here today. The deceased was identified as Lalbati Majhi of Panchkul village under Jugsaipatna panchayat of Bhawanipatna tehsil here. He was the uncle of Kuni Majhi, a Maoist cadre of Niyamgiri Area Committee.
While the BGN (Bansadhara Ghumsara Nagabali) division claimed responsibility, they left a poster justifying the act as an act of revenge against Lalbati who had reportedly killed a family member of one of the cadres. Later, Police in a release informed that last year, Lalbati had taken his brother-in-law and Kuni’s father Burja Majhi to Katlang village and murdered him.
Besides, Lalbati was against all the people in the area and had the intent of killing Maoists as he went behind the Red Rebels with a country gun, the police release stated.