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11 Oct 2020 | 10:24 PM UTC

India: Maoist rebels kill party worker in Mulugu district (Telagana state) October 11

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Maoist rebels kill party worker in Mulugu district (Telagana state) on October 11; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Mulugu district (Telagana state), Telangana state

Event

Maoist rebels killed a Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) worker in Mulugu district (Telagana state) on Sunday, October 11. Reports suggest that the attack happened in the village of Alubaka where six assailants took the victim from his home and stabbed him to death after he refused to give them money. Police have stated that they believe the attack was in retaliation for the recent deaths of Maoist rebels in clashes with police and to intimidate the local population.

A heightened security presence is expected in the Mulugu district over the near term. Security operations are possible in the coming days, which could result in clashes with militants.

Context

Maoist rebels are believed to be present in at least 20 Indian states, including Telangana; however, they are most active in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Orissa. Members of the group, also known as Naxalites, have been active since 1967 and call for more resources to be devoted to poor, rural communities.

Advice

Those present in Telangana state are advised to exercise extra caution in rural areas due to the risk of rebel activity and to monitor the situation.

 

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