Raipur, Apr 16 (PTI)?An employee of a road contractor, kidnapped by the Naxals two days ago, was found killed in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district today, police said.

The body of P Kasu (45) with his face crushed with a stone was found near Kasaram rivulet under the Kistaram police station limits this evening, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Shalabh Sinha told PTI.

On April 14, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state’s Naxal-affected Bijapur district, Maoists abducted Kasu between Faidagudam and Dharampenta villages after setting ablaze a truck?involved in the?road construction work there, he said.

After receiving information that Kasu’s body was lying near Kasaram rivulet, a police team was sent to the spot and the body was brought to the Kistaram police station, Sinha said.

Prima facie it seemed that he was beaten and hit with a heavy stone, but autopsy report was awaited, the ASP said.

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