In yet another incident of targeted killings of civilians, cadres of the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist) killed two civilians in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on June 28.
The horrific development occurred when the banned outfit called for a ‘Jan Adalat’ (Kangaroo Court of the Ultras) on June 28 and sought the presence of the villagers of Tadmela region, one of the worst Maoist-affected regions of the country. It’s been learned that after the Jan Adalat, the Maoist allowed the villagers to return, barring 4-5 of them, including the deputy Sarpanch and a Shikshadoot.
It’s been learnt that the Maoist later killed both of them, alleging them for being police informers, and threw their bodies on the outskirts of the village. The rest of them who the Ultras released have also been warned for acting against the interest of the Maoist outfit.
Later on, it was learnt that the ‘South Bastar Divisional Committee’ of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) alleged both the deceased as informers while claiming responsibility for the killings. The deceased have been identified as deputy Sarpanch Madvi Ganga and Shiksha Doot Kawasi Sukka, both residents of the Tadmetla Panchayat of Sukma.
It is to be noted that the Maoist-affected regions in the state have witnessed a huge surge in incidents of civilian killings by the Ultras, where more than a dozen civilians, including political workers, have been killed in the last year alone. Most of the civilians killed by the Ultras were innocent villagers or political representatives brutally killed after being alleged to informers.
In a similar incident, a tribal youth was also abducted and then brutally killed by the Maoist in Turram police station limits of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh on May 02. As per the reports, the slain youth had gone into the forest with other villagers when cadres of the CPI (M) abducted him; later, the Maoist hacked him to death and then threw his body in the fields around one kilometre away from the Turram police station.
The deceased villager was identified as Avlam Hadma (28), a resident of the Turrepara village under the Turram police station of the Bijapur district.
In another such incident, armed cadres of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA), the armed wing of the outlawed CPI – Maoist had brutally killed a villager in Andherpara village under Bhejji police station of insurgency-hit Sukma of Chhattisgarh in March this year.
It was then reported that the fateful incident occurred when around 6 to 7 armed cadres of PLGA barged into Andherpara village and abducted a villager, later identified as Raju Madkam, on suspicion of being a police informer.
It was learnt that the Maoist took Madkam to the nearby forest, where they brutally hacked him after a brief interrogation; later Konta Area Committee of the banned CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the murder.
In another incident, armed cadres of the CPI had also barged into the house of a 38-year-old Narayan Nagesh in Lakshmanpur village of Raigarh in Nabarangpur district adjoining Chhattisgarh and killed him on the pretext of being a wood Mafia on March 17 this year.
Earlier in a similar incident, a 25-year-old youth, Sainath Narote, from Madhukar village under Nalgonda police station limits, was also abducted and brutally killed by the Maoists. It was then reported that Narote was going towards a local market when cadres of the banned group abducted and forcibly took him along; it was learnt that the Maoists alleged Narote for being an informer before shooting him from a close range.
In another incident, armed groups of the Maoist barged into a religious gathering and abducted half a dozen villagers in Tumdiwal village of Kondagaon in March this year. It was reported that the Ultras took the villagers to the nearby forest, where they left five of them after brief interrogation, while the body of one of the villagers was recovered the next morning. Later, It was learnt that the Maoist killed him after alleging him for being an informer.