A Maoist commander, who used to operate near the Orissa-Chhattisgarh border, on Saturday surrendered before police in Nabarangpur.
"My family members also persuaded me to leave the path of violence. I have decided to lead a peaceful life. I want to live in Orissa," Laxmidhar Nayak alias Gundadhul said after surrendering before SP Nabarangpur Niti Sekhar.
All Maoist operations in Nabarangpur and Nuapada districts of Orissa were being executed by an area committee headed by Nayak, police said.
"Nayak was involved in the killing of Basudev Bhotra, Pradip Mukherjee, Ladak Jani and Ramdev Jani at Timanpur village under Raighar block in 2010," Sekhar said.
"He would be rehabilitated as per the guidelines and package of the Orissa government," the SP said.
Nayak told reporters that he was assured of monetary benefits in the Maoist outfit when he joined in 2006. He said that he underwent guerrilla training at a camp near Sunabeda sanctuary under Nuapada district of Orissa.