Two kidnapped brothers escape from Maoists

Published: 09th March 2013 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2013 11:59 AM   |  A+A-


Two brothers, who were kidnapped by cadres of Odisha Maobadi Party, managed to escape from their clutches and met Gajapati SP CS Mina here on Friday.

The two brothers were attacked and kidnapped by the party cadres from their village Hachigandi under Mohana block on February 4. Producing the duo before the media persons, Mina said after the Bhaliaguda incident, about seven Maoist cadres including 4 women came to the village of Prafulla Dalabehera and Prakash Dalabehera and forcibly took them away after tying their hands and blindfolding them to an unknown destination.On February 14, the leader of Odisha Maobadi Party Sabyasachi Panda allegedly told Prakash to work for his organisation and when the latter denied, Panda fired at him. Prakash sustained bullet injuries in his chest and shoulder.Mina further said on the basis of the complaint lodged by the  brothers, a case has been registered in Mohana police station against Panda, Pradeep, Sagar, Pratap and others.

The two brothers said the Maoists took them to different places blindfolded. While elder brother Prafulla was released on March 5, Prakash managed to escape next day and reached his village.

The duo alleged that immediately after Bhaliaguda incident, Dandapani Mohanty and Sagar had approached them to work for Odisha Maobadi Party.

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