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A Naxal who had surrendered before police was killed by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, an official told news agency PTI. 

Podia aka Gandhi Wadde, 55, had surrendered before police on August 26. Naxals at his village Cholnar, 400 km from Raipur stabbed him to death on the night of August 28 as told by district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Gorakhnath Baghel to the news agency. 

The police had advised Wadde to stay with his son after he had surrendered. Wadde's son works with National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in Kirandul but the former Naxal decided to visit his village in a hope that he won't be harmed by his old associates, the ASP informed. 

However, when Wadde reached his village, he was brutally killed by the Naxals in front of the villagers. 

The police launched a search operation in the area to trace the assailants, the officer said. 

Wadde was said to have been involved in blowing up a police vehicle in Cholnar area on May 20 earlier this year, which had claimed the lives of seven police personnel, the ASP added. 

(With PTI inputs)