Sukma, Sep 23 (PTI) A 22-year-old man was killed by naxals on suspicion of being a police informer in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, the police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place in Jagargunda police station area, considered to be a Maoist-stronghold.
The body of Uika Hunga, kidnapped by naxals last week, was found between Misiguda and Kundedvillages by some local persons on Wednesday morning, a senior police official said.
As per the preliminary information, the ultras killed Hunga, a native of Kunded, on Tuesday evening, the official said, adding that the exact cause of the death will be known after autopsy.
A handwritten Maoist leaflet found at the spot accused Hunga of being a police informer, and stated that Jagargunda area committee of the rebels took responsibility for the killing.
The police denied that Hunga was associated with them.
A search was launched to nab the ultras, the senior official said.
A family member of the victim told reporters that Hunga was kidnapped by Maoists on September 14 when he was returning after accompanying his sister to her in-laws' house in a nearby village. PTI COR TKP KRK KRK