KORAPUT: District police on Thursday recovered the body of T Anil Kumar alias Chandu, a former Maoist cadre of Koraput-Srikakulam Divisional committee, from Kanti village under Semiliguda police limits. He was also the head of the intelligence wing of the committee. Chandu’s body bore injuries on his back which indicates that he was attacked from behind.
According to ASP BR Rao, Chandu, who belonged to Chirala village in Andhra Pradesh, was arrested from Talapaniki village under Narayanpatna block in 2014. He was granted conditional bail and later rehabilitated in Koraput.
His wife Sandhya Padiyami, another Maoist cadre hailing from Malkangiri, had also surrendered before the district police during that period. They were both working in the intelligence wing of Koraput-Srikakulam Divisional Committee of CPI(Maoist).
Sources said the Maoists had recently circulated a letter allegedly warning Chandu to stop collecting money in the name of Maoists. Police investigation is on to ascertain the involvement of Maoists in the murder. Sandhya and other family members reached Koraput to claim Chandu’s body.