Maoists torch vehicle carrying poll officials in Odisha

Phulbani: A group of Maoists unleashed terror in Odisha’s Kandhamal district as they reportedly torched a vehicle carrying election officials today.

According to reports, the extremists threatened the officials and forced them to alight from the vehicle. The incident took place this morning when the poll officials were heading towards a booth located at Mungunipadar under Phiringia police limits in the district.

The red rebels set the vehicle on fire after the officials vacated it. All poll officials are reportedly safe.

Notably, banners and posters by the Maoists had earlier surfaced in the district, in which the ultras had urged the people to boycott the polls.

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