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Suspected Maoists killed the Sarpanch of Hatibadi gram panchayat

Koraput:8/8/17: Suspected Maoists killed the Sarpanch of Hatibadi gram panchayat under Nandapur block under Padua police station jurisdiction of Odisha’s Koraput district suspecting the people’ s representative to be a police informer.

Around fifty armed red rebels, who made their way into the forest-side village, barged into the house of Sarpanch Jagannath Khara and dragged him out of house. Later they killed him with throat slit in full public glare.

The armed rebels also set ablaze a jeep and motor bike owned by the slain Sarpanch, police said quoting the version of eyewitnesses.

The Maoists, who were active cadres of Srikakulam-Koraput wing, later threatened the terror-stricken villagers not to indulge in extending helping hand to police and security forces in combing operation.

Later they left behind a hand-written literature appealing the people to help the Maoists. The written manuscript claimed that Maoists are fighting for cause of the poor and downtrodden.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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