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Maoists kill man for felling trees in Odisha

Nayaran Nagesh was shot in the chest from a close range
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Bhubaneswar   |   Published 19.03.23, 03:45 AM

Maoists killed a 38-year-old man in tribal-dominated Nabarangpur district in southern Odisha for cutting down trees and helping the administration to set up new villages.

P.K. Nayak, inspector in charge of Raighar police station under which Nabarangpur falls, told The Telegraph:  “The Maoists killed Nayaran Nagesh on Friday night. We recovered the body on Saturday morning and sent it for post-mortem.”


Nagesh was shot in the chest from a close range.

“We have seized some leaflets near the body. The Maoists accused him of felling trees in order to set up villages and create agricultural land for the people,” Nayak said.

In the leaflet, the Maoists also mentioned how Nagesh was involved in such activities since 2010 despite being warned. “Nagesh was punished for his activities,” the leaflet stated. 

A fortnight back, the Maoists killed 35-year-old Chandan Mallick for suspecting him to be a police informer. However, the police denied that charge.  

The family members of the deceased will get Rs 8 lakh as compensation.

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Patna: Manish Kashyap, a YouTuber wanted by Bihar police for allegedly sharing fake videos of “attacks on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu”, surrendered before the law enforcers in West Champaran district on Saturday, a statement said.

The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) has registered three cases against Kashyap and others on the charges of “indulging in spreading fake videos of migrants being killed and beaten up in Tamil Nadu on social media”.

“Six teams constituted by the EOU along with Patna and Champaran police were continuously conducting raids on his locations since yesterday. He surrendered at Jagdishpur police station of Bettiah on Saturday fearing arrest and other legal action,” it added.


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