Junior engineer''s mother seeks his transfer from Malkangiri

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (PTI) Reunited with juniorengineer Pabitra Majhi after his release by Maoists, hismother today sought her son''s transfer from Naxal-affectedMalkangiri district.

"I am glad that my son has been freed after seven daysin captivity. But now I want him to be with me at least forsometime," Parvati Majhi told reporters when her 22-year-oldson joined the family here after his release four days ago.

After serving in the tribal-dominated district,Pabitra should be transferred to some other place so that hewould be able to be with the family, she said.

Pabitra would be able to work for the tribals even ifhe is brought here, his mother said.

Celebrations broke out at Pabitra''s house at SaliaSahi locality here when he arrived. His family members andrelatives distributed sweets and people danced to drum beats.

Pabitra and Malkangiri district collector R V Krishnawere abducted by Maoists on February 16 from Chitrakonda areaof the Naxal-hit district. Both of them have been released.

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