Hyderabad, July 3: The other person who was killed along with the CPI Maoist top gun, Azad alias Cherukuri Raj Kumar, has been identified as Hemachandra Pandey alias Jitendar from Uttarakhand.
Family members claimed that Hemachandra Pandey was a freelance journalist but police alleged that he was an active Naxal.
Police say that 30-year-old Pandey was a zonal committee level Maoist and hailed from Devalthal village near Pithoragarh town of Uttarakhand. Hemachandra did his MA history in Nainital University and got registered for PhD programme. He was also an active member of student associations and moved into radical groups, police said.