The teachers working in these villages never go to schools and the medical facilities are practically nil. Jagabandhu Khillo was a native of Jodiamba village and Manik Khillo was a resident of Handikhal.
However, five persons were set free by the Maoists on 26th September. The released persons stated that they have been tortured and beaten up by the Maoists during captivity. In another incident 9 tribals suspected to be Maoists were arrested by security personnel during a combing operation in Koraput district on 26th September ’2012.
The persons were arrested by BSF Jawans and Odisha Police during a joint operation conducted in and around Elengivalasha village under Bandhugaon police limits, police said. The arrested persons were identified by the police as members of the Janjabati area committee of out-lowed CPI (Maoists) Koraput – Srikakullam division.
The arrested persons confessed to their involvement in around 8 Maoist-related offenses in the area, which had taken place in the last one year, Koraput superintendent of Police Abhinash Kumar told media persons. Some more persons are expected to be taken into custody with alleged involvement in other Maoists related offences.
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