Rourkela, August 27 ( Odisha.in )Around 10 to 15 armed Maoists Monday attacked Topadihi Railway station under Koida block of Sundergarh district located at a distance of about 80 kms from Rourkela and beat up A. Tirkey, assistant Station Master severely.
They reportedly told Tirkey that he deserved punishment for not co-operating with the Maoists in observing bandh on Sunday for which the Maoists had given a call.
The Maoists beat him up around 9.30 a.m. and vanished into the forest. The Assistant Station Master was taken to Bimalagarh by the railway staff for treatment.
As soon as the news reached the district headquarter police rushed to the spot for combing operation to apprehend the Maoists involved in the assault, but heavy rain in the area have created obstacle.