Key Naxal leader may have succumbed to Malaria

A key Naxal leader, who had been hiding in Bastar forests in Chhattisgarh, is believed to have succumbed to Malaria, a senior official said here.

Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 13:57 PM IST

Raipur: A key Naxal leader, who had been
hiding in Bastar forests in Chhattisgarh, is believed to have
succumbed to Malaria, a senior official said here.

Ganesh Uike, who headed the two Naxal "divisions" of
west Bastar and Darbah areas and was wanted in several cases
of killing of security personnel, died of Malaria as he could
not get any medical help.

"He was stuck in the middle of Bastar jungles and
could not get any medical help as the area was cut off due to
heavy floods," Chhattisgarh Director General of Police Vishwa
Ranjan said.

He said while his body was yet to be recovered, there
were enough inputs that he had died. "But we are still
waiting (to confirm his death)," he said.

Malaria has been a constant problem for Naxalites as
well as security personnel in the Bastar area.

Earlier besides a Central Committee member, Anuradha
Gandhi, wife of Kobad Gandhi, had died due to Malaria.

PTI