Slain Maoist's body recovered three years after encounter in Balaghat
Three years after an encounter between the police and the Maoists, the body of an alleged Maoist — who was killed in the crossfire — had been recovered in Balaghat district, police said on Tuesday.Updated: Jun 10, 2015 21:46 IST
Three years after an encounter between the police and the Maoists, the body of an alleged Maoist — who was killed in the crossfire — had been recovered in Balaghat district, police said on Tuesday.
The alleged Maoist Ramlal alias Tiju was killed in the encounter in Balaghat, 431 km east from here, on May 26, 2012. This came to light during an interrogation of the Maoist Dilip alias Guha, who was arrested recently, police said.
Guha had informed the interrogators that Ramlal had been injured and was taken away by Maoists, but later succumbed to his injuries, after which his body had been buried in the forests.
Police said till now, they had believed that a woman, Sugna, an alleged Maoist, had been killed in that encounter. Though the police suspected that another Maoist was injured, it was not confirmed.
After Guha’s revelation, the police reached the forests in Pachmadadar in Balaghat district.
"The skeletal remains of Tiju, who hailed from Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh, have been recovered," said a police official. Dilip alias Guha, a most-wanted Maoist, was arrested in Balaghat recently. He has nearly 250 criminal cases against him, 133 in Balaghat alone. The police have been interrogating him about the Maoists’ activities in Balaghat.