Saturday, December 13, 2008

Two women found dead in Belpahari

14 Dec 2008, 0346 hrs IST, TNN

BELPAHARI: Bodies of two women, lying along the forests at Loboni village in Belpahari on Saturday has triggered panic in this Maoist-dominated
region. Villagers fear fresh violence along the Jharkhand border, just a few days after the murder of Jharkhand Janamukti Morcha leader Sudhir Mandi.

One of bodies clad in a black T-shirt and olive trousers, made the locals believe that the middle-aged woman was an outsider who crossed over from across the Jharkhand border. Villagers feared that the body could be that of a woman member of the Maoist squad active in the area. They informed the police that recovered the body in the afternoon. The other body could not be found when the police team went there.

Police, however, rubbished the claim of the villagers. "It's just a rumour. We have recovered the body of a middle-aged woman. Her name is Koroli Sabar who hailed from Loboni. She had been suffering from tuberculosis," said West Midnapore superintendent of police Rajesh Kumar Mishra.

Villagers, however, have doubts over the identity of the woman, especially because of her attire. Jharkhand Janamukti Morcha leader Babu Bose endorsed the locals' view.

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