Odisha, June 11: A village head has been seriously injured in Malkangiri district when suspected Maoists shot at him on the suspicion of being a police informer, a police officer said today. A group of the suspected Maoists stormed into the house of Mangulu Wanjami (45) at Silakuta village late last night and shot at him, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said.
Mangulu, who sustained serious injuries in the attack, was initially taken to a local hospital and later shifted to the district headquarters hospital here, he said. The attackers fled after committing the crime, the SP said. Some live and empty cartridges, a torch, a water bottle and some other materials were recovered from the spot, he said. Combing operation has been launched in the area, he said.