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MAOISTS BLAME B’NGIR SP FOR SUPPORTER’S DEATHWednesday, 22 July 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
MAOISTS BLAME B’NGIR SP FOR SUPPORTER’S DEATH
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The suicide incident of Maoist supporter Gautam Bag in the Kantabanji police barrack took a new turn with the Balangir-Bargarh Mahasamund divisional committee of the CPI (Maoist) holding Balangir SP responsible for the death and the latter denying the allegation.
According to a poster reportedly issued by the committee, one Maoist cadre Nirmla had been staying in a Maoist camp for last two years with severe electric-shock burn injuries, and she had never been involved in any operation. Goutam Bag, who was a quack, had been arrested with Nirmala.
But police played a game plan keeping Nirmla in jail custody and letting up Goutam with a thought that Maoists would come to rescue Nirmala and the police would have a chance to nab them. Balangir SP Deepak Kumar laid this trap. But when he failed he spread his network to catch more Maoists by giving money to people. SP is responsible for the death of Goutam inside the barrack, said the poster.
Denying the allegation, the SP said, “Maoists are responsible for the death of Goutam Bag. Gautam was scared of repeated threats from Maoists as Nirmala had been arrested by police. Maoists had threatened to kill Goutam as they suspected his role in Nirmala’s arrest. Goutam came to the police station at around 5.30 am and stated that Maoists have threatened to kill him and he cannot stay in his village. Then he was asked to stay in residential barrack till the time his request is communicated to concerned authorities, and instructions were too taken. During his stay in the barrack, Gautam went to toilet and hanged himself by towel,” said the SP.
Kumar said Maoists are responsible for Gautam’s death, and this is an eye opener for all those misguided youths who support the Red rebels. “Maoists will either kill them or threaten to kill them or will force them to leave the village,” said Kumar.
A few days ago, a delegation of social activists led by Narendra Mohanty visited Goutam’s house on July 17 and demanded a CBI inquiry into his death.