Bhubaneswar: A tribal family allegedly fled from their native village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district after Maoists issued marching order to them.
The family had been served the ‘quit-your-place’ order by a praja court by the red ultras. The family members whom the ultras suspected to be police informed, had been warned to desert their native Katuapadar village in Mathili police station jurisdiction of the district.
Fearing imminent threat to their lives, they trekked the hilly terrain and braved the vagaries of nature and wild animals to take safe refuge in relatives’ house far away from their place of nativity.
“The rebels’ praja court had ordered us to leave our village. They suspected that we had informed the police about their presence and hideouts. So we were left with no option but to scamper to safety”, said distraught family members.
We have no definite information of the fleeing of the family for Maoists’ fear. Police forces have rushed to the village to ascertain the veracity of it, senior police officials said.