Police suspects as many as four of the rebels to have axed a tribal by the name Kunjami Bheema as he went about taking ‘salfi’ from the tree in Dantewada.
The incident is said to have taken place in restive area of Chhattisgarh state.
The naxals or the rebels suspected Bheema of being informer to the police and thus they acted in this brutal way.
The naxals later also threw pamphlets near the body of the slain tribal.
The incident is said to have happened in forested regions of Maharakarka within Kuakonda police station limits.
The murder has cast spell of fear among the villagers.
Police meanwhile, has registered case and begun probe.