Raipur, Apr 12 (PTI) Maoists allegedly kidnapped and killed a tribal on suspicion of being a police informer after holding a ‘jan adalat’ in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said today.

The body of the deceased villager, identified as Chaitu Uika (27), was today recovered by security forces near Chokanpal village under Gangaloor police station limits, a district police official told PTI.

As per preliminary information, the armed ultras on April 3 abducted Uika from his native place Kamkanar, located around 8 kms away from Gangaloor and tortured him for a week, he said.

Gangaloor is located 450 kms away from the state capital Raipur.

Though no complaint was lodged with the police regarding his abduction, the matter came to light yesterday when some villagers informed police that Uika was murdered on April 10 night by Naxals after holding a ‘Jan Adalat’ (people’s court or a kangaroo court) in Chokanpal, the official said.

On receipt of information, the security forces were rushed to the place and recovered Uika’s body from the forest, the official said, adding that the body was brought to Gangaloor for the postmortem.

“As per prima facie reports, the naxals beat up Uika in a jan adalat after branding him as a police informer and then strangulated him,” theofficial said, adding that security forces have launched a combing operation in the region to trace the ultras.

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