Maoist with Rs 4 lakh reward surrenders before Odisha Police

Malkangiri: A woman Maoist cadre 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 Police and Border Security Force here.

Debe Sodi (22), Area Committee Member of Katakalyan Area Committee of CPI(Maoist)’s Darva Division surrendered before Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari in presence of the Commandant 160th battalion of BSF at district police headquarters in Malkangiri. She had joined banned CPI (Maoist) organisation in Pedaras LOS 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 named in an exchange of fire near Tulsi village under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district in August 2019. This apart, she allegedly killed civilians in Dantewada district in 2019 and 2020.

A senior police official said Debe got disappointed with the behavior of Maoist leaders towards women cadres because of always creating gender discrimination between male and female cadres. Female cadres are used in the organization only for miscellaneous works. They are also subjected to continuous physical and mental harassment and are often left neglected, the official added.

Besides, the woman Maoist got disillusioned with the party leaders after realizing that they are doing nothing for the development of the downtrodden people in the society, the police official further said.

She will get monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of Government of Odisha, the official added.

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