Woman Naxals Surrenders in a Bid to Meet Daughter

Story Highlights
  • A woman naxal carrying bounty of Rs 5 lakh surrenders.
  • Woman cited disappointment with the Maoist ideologies as reason to quit the organization.
  • She was involved in the 2004 Awapalli-Ilmidih road development project attack.

Bijapur: A woman Naxalite carrying a bounty of Rs 5lakh surrendered in Bijapur on Sunday police officials said. The Naxalite identified as Somli Sodi alias Vanita cited a wish to reunite with her daughter as a reason to surrender. She also stated that she was disappointed with the hollow Maoist ideology, indiscriminate behaviour, harassment and affection for family and so decided to quit.

Vanita joined the Maoist organization in 2003 and was the commander of its Nagaram local organisation squad since 2018. Involved in several incidents, Somli was also a part of the team that attacked police personnel engaged in providing security to the Awapalli-Ilmidih road development project in 2004.

“She surrendered before police on Saturday for the sake of her daughter and family,” Bijapur Superintendent of Police Anjneya Varshney said.

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