Rayagada: A twenty seven-year-old hardcore woman Maoist, holding her two-month-old daughter, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Rayagada district of Odisha on Thursday.
Pratibha alias Rinki, a resident of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, was carrying a Rs. 1 lakh reward on her head.
Rinki alleged the red ultras started harassing her after she became pregnant. She also stated that she decided to end her eight-year-long association with naxalisim after she realized that the Maoists are doing nothing for the development of the downtrodden people in the society.
The woman Maoist was a member of of Indravati Dalam and Ghumsara Dalam of Bansadhara-Ghumsara-Nagavali Division of CPI (Maoist).
Rinki was allegedly involved in the killings of two civilians and a DVF Jawan in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts in 2018 and 2019. She was also involved in three firings in Rayagada and another in Kalahandi district between 2013 and 2019.