Maoists kill contractor

July 13, 2012
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BALANGIR, India – Maoists killed Sashi Bhoi, a contractor and son of Khaprakhol block chairman and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) activist Ganeshram Bhoi, in an attack at his home Wednesday (July 11th) morning, local media reported.

Maoists tied Sashi to a pillar and beat him before stabbing him to death with a bayonet, Balangir district Superintendent of Police R Prakash said, according to The Times of India. He said about 30 armed Maoists broke into the home around 1am and couldn't find him. They left and came back an hour later when they discovered Sashi.

He was beaten and killed in front of his wife and son, Prakash said. Sashi had been threatened by Maoists the past couple years and was living in Nuapada, an adjacent district in Odisha, out of fear.

The Maoists left a poster with the name of Bargarh-Bolangir-Mahasamund Divisional Committee of CPI (Maoist) at the scene, Press Trust of India reported.

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