Surrendered Naxals women reveal physical harassment by comrades

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Keonjhar (Orissa), Mar 10 (ANI): Two female Maoist cadres, who surrendered in Orissa's Keonjhar District, on Wednesday alleged having suffered mental and physical abuse by their seniors.

On Tuesday, the two Naxalites had given up arms by surrendering before senior Orissa Government officials.

According to police officials, the surrendered Maoists alleged that women cadres were being tortured and they alleged that Maoists also molested women and girls during their raids in villages at night.

The surrendered Naxals 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) Ashish Kumar Singh.

According to police, both of them were involved in many incidents of violence in the District.

Both the surrendered Naxalites said that they had joined the organization ostensibly on account of the pro-poor image of the Maoists, but they soon got disillusioned after witnessing marked departure from ideology exhibited by the cadres, who openly indulge in extortion and harassment of people.

The Government has expressed the hope that the overwhelming majority in this country will condemn the mindless unlawful activities and violence unleashed by the Maoists. (ANI)

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