Midnapore: Slain top Maoist leader
Kishenji was shot six times and had received two splinter
wounds during the fatal encounter with security forces in
West Midnapore district, according to autopsy reports.
The bullets hit him in the chin, head, chest and other
parts of the body, doctors, who conducted the autopsy, said.
One of the shots appeared to have been fired from
long-range of around 500 m, they added.
A team of forensic experts have also found some gunpowder
leftover on his hand which indicates that he was using
firearms to defend himself during the encounter at Burisole
jungle on Thursday.
Kishenji`s body was identified by his niece Deepa Rao at
Midnapore Medical College and Hospital morgue after which it
was sent by an ambulance to Kolkata prior to being flown to
his home in Andhra Pradesh yesterday.
Telegu poet and Maoist sympathiser Varvara Rao has
claimed that Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter.
The West Bengal government has entrusted the CID to
investigate the killing, official sources said.