Maoist leader Azad cremated in Hyderabad

Last Updated: Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 17:18

Hyderabad: The body of top Maoist leader
Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, who was killed in an encounter
with Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday last, was cremated here
today.

The cremation, that took place at the Punjagutta
crematorium, was attended by his family members and a large
number of people including Maoist sympathisers and
revolutionary poets-Varavara Rao and Kalyan Rao.

The body was earlier brought here after conducting a
post-mortem at a government hospital at Mancherial in Adilabad
district.

Azad, a senior member of CPI (Maoist) Central
Committee as well as its spokesman, was killed along with
another suspected Naxalite on July 2 in an encounter in
Adilabad district on Friday last.

Azad, who was involved in several sensational attacks
in Andhra Pradesh, carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 17:18
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