Woman Maoist surrenders before Odisha Police in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A woman Maoist from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, who was allegedly involved in several cases of killing and arson and carried a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on her head, surrendered before Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari and Border Security Force personnel here on Sunday.

Debe Sodi (22), Area Committee Member of Katakalyan Committee of CPI(Maoist)’s Darva Division had joined banned CPI(Maoist) in 2012. She was involved in exchanges of fire near Madjum and Churnar villages in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

She was also involved in an exchange of fire near Tulsi village under the Mathili police station of Malkangiri district in 2019.

Moreover, she allegedly killed civilians in Dantewada district in 2019 and 2020.

According to police, Debe Sodi became disillusioned with the Maoist leaders for their behaviour towards women cadres and for creating gender discrimination between male and female cadres.

Women cadres are used only for odd works and also subjected to physical and mental harassments.

Debe realised that the Maoist leaders are moving away from their ideology and doing nothing for development of the downtrodden sections of the society.

Police officials said Debe would get monetary assistance as per the State Government’s Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme.

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