JAIPUR: When a tug-of-war is on between the State Government and the Maoists over the release of the two hostages, a teenage Maoist surrendered before Jajpur police on Thursday.
The cadre surrendered before DIG (central range) DS Kuttey and SP Deepak Kumar at Panikoili. She has been identified as Pitili Hesa alias Jema alias Manila (15) of Upper Baligotha village under Jakhapura police limits.
She is a cadre of Kalinga Nagar division of Maoists and involved in a number of crimes, including attacks on police stations and abduction of police in Jajpur and Keonjhar districts. She had joined the organisation in 2010.
She was involved in Raighati encounter case under Tomka police limits, attack on Daitary police station, abduction of ASI Umesh Marandi and Nagada encounter case under Kaliapani police limits in Jajpur and Keonjhar districts.
The rebel decided to shun violence and join the mainstream as she was disillusioned with the Maoist activities. She had been made to join the Maoist movement through inducements. But after joining the Maoist party, she was allegedly subjected to torture.
“Pitili surrendered before us without any arms. She was active in Jajpur and Keonjhar districts since 2010,” said Kuttey. The surrendered rebel would be rehabilitated as per the government policy. “We are trying to rehabilitate her and provide her assistance so that she can lead a normal life,” the DIG said.
Pitili’s elder brother and sister Laxman Hesa and Laxmi Hesa had also joined the banned outfit. They also left the organisation after getting disillusioned with Maoist activities and surrendered last year.