Nabarangpur (Odisha), Feb 12 (PTI) A tribal man was killed allegedly by Maoists in Nabarangpur district on the suspicion of being a police informer, a senior police officer said Tuesday.

A group of armed ultras stormed Venas village under Raighar Block late on Monday night and forcibly took away Tunu Gond from his house accusing him of being a police informer, the officer said.

The body of Gond with gunshot mark and lying in a pool of blood was found by the villagers on the outskirt of the village, located on the border with Chhattisgarh, early Tuesday, he said.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Santunu Mohanty said a police team was sent to the spot after getting information and arrangements have been made to send the body for post-mortem.

The assailants left a letter at the spot saying Gond was eliminated as he was working as an informer for the police and passing on information about activities of the red rebels despite warnings, police said.

Raighar block in the district which was a Maoist hotbed a few years ago, has witnessed naxal violence after a long period, sources said.

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