Two women Maoists surrender before Orissa Police
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 20:49
  
Keonjhar: Unable to cope with life inside the jungle and alleged atrocities in the organisation, two women Maoist cadre today surrendered before the police in Orissa's Keonjhar district.

The women cadre were identified as Malini Hosa alias Muni (20) and 17-year-old Bela Munda alias Lili. Both of them surrendered before Superintendent of Police (SP) Asish Kumar Singh.

Alleging the Maoists no more operate on any ideology, the women cadre said they were physically abused in the organisation.

"There were 40 women and 30 men in our area committee," Malini said.

Malini, who was a member of Similipal Area Committee since 2008, said she walked on foot for seven days in order to surrender before the police. She "confessed" to having been involved in one murder case and several violent acts.

Bela Munda alias Lili said that she was forcibly recruited into the organisation when she was only 14-years-old.

"I was not allowed to come home even to attend the funeral of my parents," she told reporters with tears in her eyes. She said women cadre had to work under several adverse conditions in the organisation and that many others also wanted to return to the mainstream.

"The Home Return programme of the district police encouraged the duo to surrender today," Singh said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 20:49


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