Former top Maoist leader T Anil Kumar, who was allegedly involved in more that 100 criminal cases including killing people suspecting them to be police informers, was found dead in Uper Kanti hill under Semiliguda Block of Koraput district in Odisha state on Thursday evening.
The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis disease, which spread like wild fire in Odisha's Malkangiri district, reached 115 with three more children succumbing to the disease on Monday while getting treatment in the district head quarter hospital (DHH). However, the official sources put the toll at 96 in the last 68 days.
Sudarshan Padiami and his wife Irme Padiami of Dangaguda village of Sindhirimal panchayat of Malkangiri district told the visiting news men that their second child Sushila suffered from fever. The administration collected her blood sample tested positive for Japanese encephalitis.