BALANGIR: A day after Maoist militia Goutam Bag committed suicide in Kantabanji police barrack, his family members are not willing to accept the police version. They alleged that it was a case of murder. His widow Urmila told mediapersons on Sunday that Goutam was not a person who would end his life. The police may have tortured him brutally leading to his death, she added.
Goutam was caught from Titlagarh railway station on July 8 along with a hardcore woman Maoist cadre of Chhattisgarh Nirmala. Though Goutam was freed on Friday morning after interrogation he returned to Kantabanji police station on Friday evening fearing danger to his life from Maoists. He was kept in a police barrack where he allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging and succumbed on way to hospital a day later.
His father Laxmidhar Bag said, “The circumstances under which my son committed suicide as explained by police are not convincing. This is not a case of suicide.”