Two women Maoists surrender in Orissa

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Kendujhar (Orissa), Nov.14 (ANI): Two women Maoists surrendered with arms before the State police in Orissa's Kendujhar District on Sunday.

Savita Munda, one of the Maoists, said that she took the decision of quitting the ultra group due to being subjected to harassment in the Maoist camp.

"We thought that Maoists are attached to a noble cause. But after working with them for 14 years, we have realised that they have given up their ideology. They are now involved in other kinds of activities. Leaders, who are outsiders, conduct these activities. They come here and take the money. They used to harness us both physically and mentally," said Munda.

She also surrendered a country-made pistol and cartridges.

According to police officials, Munda was an active member of the Gorilla squad and was involved in various violence activities, including murder.

"One of the arrested is Savita Munda, who is 20, she was the member of Kalinga Nagar Sub-Divisional Committee of the Maoists. She was an active member and was involved in various violent activities in Orissa. She was also a part of Nayagarh violence, various loots, murders and has been appointed by Maoist leaders," said Yaswant Jethua, Deputy Inspector General, Kendujhar.

Initially, the Maoists contended they are fighting for the cause of poor and weaker sections of the society whereas over the past two decades, they have turned extremely violent. (ANI)

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