A woman Maoist, Kaveti Vijaya Laxmi alias Shyamala on Sunday surrendered to the Mahabubnagar police in Andhra Pradesh.
"Shyamala carrying an reward of Rs 2 lakh, is the wife of CPI (Maoist) former State Committee secretary Konepuri Ilaiah alias Sambashivudu, who had surrendered to Andhra Pradesh police in Feburary this year," Mahabubnagar District Superintendent of Police TV Shashidhar Reddy told PTI.
A native of Thirumalgiri here, Shyamala got attracted to the Maoist party ideology through one Durga, who motivated her to join CPIML PWG party in 1995, Reddy said.
Shyamala worked as a state committee courier and worked towards attracting women to join PWG besides participated in two exchanges of fire in 2001 at Amrabad and Achampet area, the SP said.
"In 2008, she approached one Ramchandar State Committee member and expressed her desire to surrender due to ill health. In turn she was produced before Ramakrishna Central Committee member, who did not agree for her surrender.
"However, she came out of the party and surrendered today," Shashidhar Reddy said.
Meanwhile, sources said Shyamala might have quit the movement following Sambasivudu's surrender.