Thursday, November 26, 2009

Suspected teen Maoist set free

TNN 27 November 2009, 05:31am IST
Sulekha Mahato

PURULIA: Sulekha Mahato of Ukhuldoba in Belpahari, West Midnapore, has got bail as Purulia Police failed to prove that she is an active Maoist squad member and has been engaged in Naxalite activities.

Sulekha and Bimala Sardar, both teenagers, were arrested from West Midnapore in 2006 for allegedly killing CPM leader and former sabhadhipati of Purulia, Rabindranath Kar, and his wife at Bandwan in 2005 at Bhomragarh. Jharkhand Police had taken Bimala's custody after her arrest.

Justice Ananda Tewari, judge in the district juvenile court, granted Sulekha bail on Wednesday in the presence of two members of the district Juvenile Board. Sulekha's mother took her back to their native village in Bidri, Belpahari, from a remand home on Thursday.

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