Malkangiri, Oct 21: A youth was thrashed and killed by Maoists suspecting him to be police informer in Khajuriguda under Jodamba police limits in Chitrokonda area of Malkangiri district on late Tuesday night.
The Red rebels also beat up two others accusing them of being police informers.
According to reports, about 15 armed Maoists raided the village and called a youth named Das Khemudi out of his home. The Maoists then thrashed him and killed him.
The Maoists had planted landmines to target police and BSF personnel at Gorasetu village on Tuesday. Das Khemudi had informed the police about the landmines, following which the police reached the place and defused it, said local residents.
On being informed, the Jodamba police reached the spot and seized the body.