Medinipur Villagers on strike, demand release of suspected Maoist

Updated on Apr 12, 2010 09:59 PM IST
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Villagers of Medinipur district in West Bengal went on a hunger strike on Monday demanding the release of a fellow villager suspected of being a Maoist activist. A doctor by profession, Jawaharlal Mahato was arrested on April 7 from Mathurapur. To demand his release and withdrawal of joint forces from the villages, nearly 2000 villagers from nearby villages went on the hunger strike.

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