Bhubaneswar: Maoists gunned down a launch driver at a launch ghaat in the Chitrakonda water reservoir in Malkangiri district early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Sama Pangi. The Maoists killed Sama suspecting him to be a police informer.
According to reports, Sama was ferrying security personnel and rations for security camps to other side of the reservoirs.
It may be noted that the number of Maoist violence is increasing in the State. A Gaon Sathi had been abducted and killed two days back.

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