Raipur, Aug 4: The suspected Maoist Soni Sori's husband Anil Futane, passed away on 2 August at his home in Geedum tehsil in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
According to a report, in July 2010, in his late thirties, Futane, a driver, had been arrested after warrants were issued against him, his wife Soni Sori and his nephew Lingaram Kodopi for attacking INC leader Avdesh Gautam from Nakulnar.
On 1 May 2013, he was acquitted by the court after spending three years in jail where he became paralysed from waist down after severely beaten up by the police.
He died on Friday of some undiagnosed neurological condition.
Meanwhile, Futane's relatives and activists have alleged that he died due to severe injuries caused by the torture inside the jail. However, police has denied these charges.
According to NRK Pillai, a CPI leader and a senior journalist from Dantewada, "No one came forward to take Futane to Delhi for proper treatment because of police fear."
Futane's last rites were performed in Sori's absence, who is currently lodged in Jagdalpur central jail on charges of extortion, conspiracy, sedition, waging war against the state and those related to contributing to terrorist activity and raising funds for terrorist activity.
It has been reported that Sori's request to perform her husband's last rites was denied by the sessions judge.
Sori has complained of sexual assault and inhumane treatment by police officials in Raipur jail.
Futane is survived by his wife Soni Sori and three children including two daughters and a son.