Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Jul 7:
Internal feud in the Maoist outfit has intensified further with the brutal murder of four comrades, including a woman acre, in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh along the Odisha border.
Police have confirmed that the four Maoists were charged with having contacts with the police for surrender. Their trial was conducted at the praja court after which they were killed, they said.
The incident came to light on Sunday after the family members of Badru alias Masa informed the Sukma police about his death.
During investigation, it was revealed that the Maoists had killed Badru inside a forest near Peramapara village under Gadiras police station limits three days ago. The Maoist later burnt the body inside the forest.
During a search operation, the CRPF, STF and the local police found the half-burnt body inside the forest near Bahariga Perampara village on Sunday.
According to intelligence sources, Badru, the section commander of Malangir Area Committee had a tiff with his comrades.
Informing the media on Tuesday, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said the Maoists, including Badru, have killed four comrades within a week.
He said the Maoists had killed Hemala Bhagat, commander of Darabha Division, in a praja court on June 27 after coming to know that he along and his wife had contacted the police for their surrender.
“Two days after killing Bhagat, the Maoists killed his wife Koshi Hemala, leader of Dandakaranya Krushak Mazdoor Sangh, after detaining her for two days. The Red Rebels later killed another comrade Madabi Hinga”, the SP added.
He said the Maoist have not informed the media about the cause behind the murder of their four comrades.
“We have reports that the Maoists have killed the four comrades with the help of the villagers. We suspect the hand of Nirmal Ekka, the Maoist leader of Telangana, Ganesh Udke, Deba alias Anil and Shyam alias Chaitu”, Singh informed.
Following the incident, security has been beefed up along the border of Malkangiri district.