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OHRC seeks report from top officials over killing of civilians

Bhubaneswar, July 11: Taking a suo moto cognizance of killing of five civilians in an exchange of fire between security personnel and Maoists in Kandhamal district on Friday night, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday served notices to top State Government officials, including Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP).

The five tribals were shot at while they were travelling in an auto-rickshaw at Gumutmaha village in a dense forest area near Kuttamgarh under Tumudibandha police station jurisdiction in Kandhamal district.

The rights body slapped notice on Director General of Police (DGP), Home Secretary, Revenue Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police (Southern Range) asking them to submit report in two weeks.

On Friday night five residents of Gumudumaha village were killed while they were returning from Baliguda after lodging a complaint with district administration officials about delay in nonpayment of their MNREGA wages.

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