With the state election around, the naxals have begun adopting newer strategies like abduction and murders to cast spell of fear in their area of influence.
It need be mentioned that while a former naxal who had surrendered had been hacked by the red rebels, the latest news is that four of the rurals have now been abducted in Kanker.
Police has been tipped off of the incident and it has begun search operations.
The incident as per the police took place in Partapur where over two dozen maoists suddenly came forward and forced the men to accompany them into the forests.
The police party though vigilant is finding difficult to cross over to the other side of the Kotri river.>