Friday, March 19, 2010

Maoists Kill Villager in AP Branding Him Police Informer

HYDERABAD | MAR 18, 2010
After a lull, the Maoists struck in Andhra Pradesh killing a villager even as a Maoist couple surrendered before police today.

In Khammam district, Maoists gunned down a person branding him as a police informer this evening, they said.

Three Maoists went to a Grocery shop under Venkatapuram Police Station limits and shot dead its owner Shaik Khaja, a senior police officer said.

One of the Maoists shot Khaja at point blank range killing him on the spot. While leaving the place, they left a letter alleging that Khaja worked as a police informer, they said.

Earlier in the day, a Maoist couple Mallesh alias Vinod and his wife Chaya alias Kavitha, who were active in Maharashtra, surrendered before Warangal District Superintendent of Police (SP) Shah Nawaz Qasim.

Mallesh was Gadchiroli District Division Committee member while his wife Chaya was Mahila dalam commander of Devuru dalam in Maharashtra. The couple worked in Maoists' arms transportation wing and travelled to different areas, including Nagpur and Nashik, the police officer said.

They surrendered as they were disillusioned with Naxal ideology, the SP said.

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