Kishenji cremated; Red ultras call for Bharat bandh

Top Maoist leader Malojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, who was killed in an encounter, was cremated at his native village Peddapalli.

Karimnagar (AP): Top Maoist leader Malojula
Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, who was killed in an encounter
with security forces in West Bengal on Thursday, was on Sunday cremated at his native village Peddapalli,35 km from here.

His elder brother Anjaneyulu lit the pyre.

Meanwhile,outlawed CPI (Maoist)party today alleged that
Kishenji was murdered and termerd the encounter as fake and
called for a two-day Bharat bandh on December 4-5 in protest
against it.
Alleging that Kishenji was murdered in a fake encounter,
Abhay, the spokesperson of the Maoist Central Committee
released a letter which was read out by the revolutionary
writer and Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao at Peddapally.

Kishanji was killed in a gunfight with security forces
at Burisole jungle in West Midnapore district of West Bengal
on November 24.

Earlier many villagers, political leaders, including
ballad Singer Gaddar, Civil Liberties Committee leaders
Varavara Rao, Kalyan Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs Etela
Rajender, Koppula Eeshwar, MLC N Laxman Rao to name a few
participated in the funeral procession.
Kishenji`s body was brought to Peddapalli from Kolkata
in wee hours today and is kept at his residence after the
local police denied permission to his family members to keep
the body for public viewing at Junior College ground.


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