Raipur, Apr 6: A 35-year-old villager was killed allegedly by Naxals in Maoist-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.
Lalit Dugga was abducted and brutally beaten with sticks to death by rebels at his native place Kadgaon in Partapur police station area yesterday, Pakhanjore Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Jai Prakash Badhai said.
As per preliminary information, a group of rebels abducted Dugga from his house in Kadgaon, located around 350 kms away from the state capital, and later beat him to death for not supporting them, he said.
The relatives of the victim revealed in their statement that Naxals had earlier also thrashed Dugga for not supporting them.
When the victim remained firm on his stand of not supporting the outlawed outfit, the rebels killed him, the SDOP said.
Security forces were rushed to the spot after being informed about the incident, he said, adding the body has been handed over to the relatives after the postmortem. A search has been launched in the region to nab the assailants, he said.