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Woman Maoist surrenders in Odisha


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nabarangpur, May 23:

A top woman Maoist cadre, who was carrying a reward of Rs 100,000 on her head, surrendered to the police in the district headquarter town of Nabarangpur in Odisha, police said today.

Woman MaoistThe young woman Maoist Shivabati Madkami came to the district police headquarters here and laid down arms in her possession before the district superintendent of police Brijesh Ray and  IG (southwestern) Yashwant Jethwa at the district police headquarters here this morning.

Police seized a 12-bore SBML rifle, a pistol and 17 rounds of live cartridges from her.

Briefing newsmen later, IG Jethwa said the 20-year-old Shivabati Madkami alias Sandhya, a native of Bhutenga village of Gariabandh district in Chhattisgarh had joined the CPI-Maoist outfit in 2010. Later, she worked as an active member of Gobara Dalam under Mainpur Division.

During the interrogation, Sandhya reportedly said she had been left alone by fellow cadres during an encounter with the BSF and DVF personnel inside the forest in Raighar along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border on March 14 this year.