KORAPUT: Continuing their offensive against suspected police informers, Maoists murdered a trader in Narayanpatna in Koraput district on Monday. Local villagers spotted the body of Bidyut Bisoi (33) near a temple in the outskirts of Narayanpatna. Sources said that a group of rebels waylaid Bisoi, returning from the temple, around 9 am and attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon in broad daylight. Bisoi instantly succumbed to the injuries.
Though the rebels have not left any letter near the spot as usual, police, going by past records, believe it is the handiwork of the Maoists. “We suspect that Maoists are behind the murder as they had attacked Bisoi’s father few months ago. The Naxals had fired on Krushna Bisio but he escaped with bullet injuries. As Krushna was under Maoist scanner, rebels have targeted his son after they could not trace him,” said Koraput SP Anup Kumar Sahoo.