Five girl Maoists surrender in Orissa
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 18:20
Keonjhar (Orissa): Five minor girl Maoists, including one allegedly involved in murders, surrendered to the police in Orissa's Keonjhar district on Thursday, police said.

The rebels, belonging to the Kalinganagar division of CPI(Moaist) and hailing from Keonjhar district, put down their arms in the presence of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Yashwant Jethwa here.

Among them was was the deputy commander of CPI(Maoist) Kalinganagar division Shanti Soy (16), considered to be close to the secretary of the outfit's divisional committee Sushil alias Basant, the police said.

The Maoist girls said harassment by seniors and frustration at the Maoists failure to work for uplift of tribals made them take the decision to surrender.

Shanti, who had joined the Maoists two years ago, was involved in two murders besides in an attack on a police station at Daitary. The young ultras had played active roles in unleashing terror in Baitarani river basin area in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts, the police said.

Most of them were involved in torching of forest beat houses inside Similipal national park, superintendent of police Asish Kumar Singh said.

The girls handed over a pistol, a country made gun and some live cartridges to the police.


First Published: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 18:20

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