Kidnap rumour creates panic in Agency area

Two days after Maoists eliminated a tribal after him branding as a police informer in GK Veedhi mandal, on Tuesday rumours were rife that the Left Wing Extremists have kidnapped a tribal from Munchingput mandal in Visakhapatnam Agency area.

However, police are yet to ascertain the facts and say that it could be a rumour to spread fear, as the Maoist Martyrs’ Week has just begun.

According to sources, rumours spread that Maoists have kidnapped a youth from Bungaputtu an interior village in Munchingput mandal and panic spread in the surrounding villages, which were already under the grip of fear after the tribal’s murder.

‘Combing intensified’

Superintendent of Police (Visakhapatnam Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma said the police have so far not received in any information or complaint about the kidnap incident.

It was learnt that combing operations have been intensified in the Agency areas, especially in the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) region, since the beginning of the Martyrs’ Week.

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