Bhubaneswar: In yet another barbaric incident, a former village head was murdered by unidentified miscreants in Jeypore on Sunday.
The horrific incident has triggered tension in Tentuliguma village under Baipariguda block in Koraput district. The former village Sarpanch identified as Gobardhan Bhumia was murdered by the miscreants by slitting his throat. His bike was found near his dead body.
Bhumia’s dead body and bike was recovered from Mantriamba area.
In the backdrop of recent warnings by the Maoists to eliminate police informers in the district, the police suspect the rebels involvement in the murder.
Meanwhile, investigation is on to ascertain the exact reason behind the murder.