Maoist threat forces exodus in Koraput

Last Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 16:36

Koraput (Odisha): A threat by Maoists is forcing tribal families to flee from their homes here, as the rebels are compelling them to join their militant outfits.

Tired of living under constant threats, more than seven families from Bandhugaon in Koraput district have fled so far, while many others are expected to follow.

Koraput (Odisha): A threat by Maoists is forcing tribal families to flee from their homes here, as the rebels are compelling them to join their militant outfits.

Tired of living under constant threats, more than seven families from Bandhugaon in Koraput district have fled so far, while many others are expected to follow.

“Police asked the villagers to file an FIR, only then they would come to their rescue. Villagers kept hiding in forests but when they did not receive any help from police, they went to their relatives`` home in Raigarh,” he said.

Jambula Maleka, a local, said administration never paid heed to poor and was more interested in guarding influential people.

“We were forced to leave the village, otherwise they would have killed our men. We want to go back to our villages but Maoists will not let us live there. Government should protect us and should give us security but it seems that government is only concerned about rich people not the poor like us,” she said.

ANI



First Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 16:36

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