Kothagudem: Maoists killed their own courier branding him as a police informer in Cherla mandal in Kothagudem district on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Nayakulapu Eshwar of Mallampalli village of Mulugu district. Initially, Eshwar was assumed to be a Home Guard but the police later clarified that he was a naxal courier.
Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt, in a statement, said police have found a body in the forests between Chennapuram and Gorukonda villages in the mandal. During investigation, the deceased was identified as Eshwar who worked as courier for the CPI (Maoist) Party’s top leaders Haribhushan and Damodar.
The Maoists subjected him to torture before killing him and branded him as a police informer to create confusion among public. A case under IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 302 read with 149, 120 (B), 25 (1-B) IA Act and Sections 10, 13 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was registered at Cherla police station, the SP added.
32 naxals surrender to police in Dantewada
In a naxal-related development in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, as many as 32 Maoists surrendered before Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav on Sunday. The surrendered naxals were activists of different wings of Janatana Sarkar, Chetna Natya Mandali, Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangh.
Four surrendered naxals carried cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh on their heads and their identity was not revealed due to security reasons. Lon Varratu’ (return to your village) campaign launched by the police encouraging underground naxals to give up arms was yielding good results, Pallav said