Bhubaneswar: A police official has been abducted by suspected Naxals in Odisha. ASI Krupa Ram Majhi of the Dharambandha Police Station has been abducted by suspected Naxals in Nuapada.
Reports say 10 Naxals abducted the ASI and let off the constable accompanying him.
This is the third hostage crisis in Odisha in the past two months. Earlier BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was released on April 26 after being in the Naxals' custody for over a month.
Days before that, abducted Italian Paolo Bosusco was released by the Naxals in Odisha on April 11, after being in captivity for 29 days.