Bhubaneswar : Three people were killed by Maoist militants in Orissa's Deograh district early Friday, police said.
Maoist militants went to the Telkusumi and Raniguda villages, 350 km from here early Friday. They dragged one person from the Telkusumi village and two persons from the other, tied them with a rope and hacked them to death using a sharp weapon, district deputy superintendent of police R.C. Sahu told IANS.
The cause of the killings is not known. "We have not yet received full information," he said.
The deceased were identified as Bhubaneswar Pradhan 51, Harish Naik 28 and Prabhat Pradhan 30, Sahu said.