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Woman Maoist Munde Madhi surrendered

Malkangiri:29/7/18 :Tough and stressed life in the forests, growing disillusionment with the Maoist ideology and physical and torture on women cadres drove a woman Maoist in Odisha’s Malkangiri district to give up arms and return to the mainstream.

The woman militia Munde Madhi surrendered today as she was exasperated with deviation from ideology and torture on women cadres, said police officials

Madhi, a native of Silakota village in Malkangiri district, had incidentally plunged into Maoists’ organization in 2012. It is suspected that she played a role 15 cases of Maoists’ violence triggered in the area since past six years.

She made up her mind to sever ties with red wing extremist organization after the inauguration of Gurupriya Setu which restored road connectivity of 145 cut-off villages in Malkangiri district.

The sequence of surrender in recent times by armed cadres in a bid to return to mainstream is a clear indicator that Maoist organisation is weakening in Odisha, said a senior police official.

She will receive governmental assistance in accordance with rehabilitation policy applicable for Maoists who join to mainstream.

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