Maoists gunned down a home guard in front of his house in Majhipali village within Paikmal police limits on Monday night. Police have sent the body of 42-year-old Narayan Suna for post-mortem. Suna was from Bhuliaband area in Paikmal.
Police said the rebels assaulted the body in order to create terror and left several leaflets and posters at the site. DIG (NR) Sanjay Kumar and SP (Bargarh) Anup Krishna rushed to the spot on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.
Suna’s wife Lakhsmi said her husband was dragged from their home by a group of armed Maoists on Monday night. The group comprised around 25 rebels, including female cadres.
“They first shot him from a close range with a country-made pistol. Then they stabbed him with various sharp weapons and bayonets,” the DIG said on Tuesday. According to him, the Red rebels were taken aback by increased security operations in the area and killed the home guard in order to terrorize local people.
“The situation is under control now and there is nothing to be panic,” Kumar said. He also informed that the body was handed over to the family after giving it guard of honour in the afternoon. As per government guidelines, the deceased’s family will get Rs 8 lakh from the chief minister’s relief funds and Rs 5 lakh as insurance amount.