It was a rare sight when a policeman in Chhattisgarh came face to face with his sister, who is a Naxal, during an encounter. The incident occurred in Sukma area of Chhattisgarh the police were engaged in a fierce gunbattle with group of Naxals.
When Vetti Rama, who was earlier a Naxal himself but gave up arms to join the police as its ‘eye and ear’, was asked to go to the site for an encounter, the least he expected was that he would come his sister, Vetti Kanni.
Vetti Rama was inducted into the police force in 2018. According to Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha, the encounter took place on July 29 when Rama and Kanni came across each other.
Soon after being spotted, Rama was fired at by members of the Naxal group who were guarding his sister Vetti.
While two Naxals died in the encounter Rama’s sister Kanni managed to escape, said the senior police official.
He said that the police department had, time and again, made Rama write letters to his sister urging her to leave the rebellion just like him, but all in vain.
"I wrote to her several times and requested her to join the forces," said Vetti Rama.
As a Raksha Bandhan gift, Rama urged his sister to drop the weapons. "I know she will not heed my requests as she does not believe in celebrating festivals, but this is the only way I can reach out to her now," he added.