Jharkhand: Girls in Maoist squads exploited by leaders

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Jharkhand, Jul 23: A member of a maoist group said that the women are exploited sexually in the squad by senior CPI Maoist leaders in the Koel-Shankh zone committee.

The statement came after the woman, Sunita Kumari alias Shanti was nabbed by the police from Hesal village.

"She, as a team member of Akshay Kherwar, was involved in making Maoists bunker and hiding explosive wire that police had recovered on March 11," said Ram Gulam Sharma, sub divisional police officer adding that the 22-year-old was wanted by the police in different cases.

"Sunita told police that she was forcefully taken in Maoists squad by its leader Akshay while she had been to Putrar village under Kisko police station during Holi festival. She also named Seema, Sitamuni, Rekha and Rehana who, too were forcibly taken to the squad and were being sexually exploited by the leaders," he said.

He further said that Sunita was sent to Chattisgarh for undergoing a special training.

"She stated in the confession that she along with other girls was sexually exploited several times. Sunita was once abort in a nursing home near sadar hospital and Maoist leader Akshay had paid Rs 15,000 for it and had also managed her rest in Rajasthan for a month. When a girl wanted to return home leaving the squad she had shot her dead following the orders of the Commander," said Sharma.

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