Gadchiroli: Naxals had killed a youth from Kolsegudam village in Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra whom they had abducted a few days ago, police said today.

Naxals abducted Ravindra Shankar Sunkri (24), son of the police patil of the village, on the suspicion that he was a police informer on May 16. Police said that Ravindra had been indeed working as a special police officer between 20013 and September 2014. Around 15 armed Naxals had taken him away from his house.

Police then launched a search operation, during which there was an exchange of fire with the ultras in a forest near village Asha and some Naxals were injured. The ultras killed Ravindra to take revenge for this skirmish, a police release here said. A Naxal pamphlet found near his body said Ravindra was killed because he was working as an SPO.