Koaput, Nov 24: A month after Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) leader Nachika Linga gave in to the government, two women Maoists have surrendered before the police here on Sunday afternoon.
The two women Maoists were Sirme Mandingi (24) alias Pamalu of Pachingi village and Laxmi Huika (22) of Bhaliaput village under Narayanpatna police station limits.
Talking to media, IG, south-western range Yashwant Jethwa said that the two women Maoists decided to surrender before police after realising the anti tribal activities of Naxals in the state.
The recent surrender of Nachika Linga had also encouraged them to join the mainstream, he added.
Sirma was an armed cadre of the Koraput Division of Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) and was operating in Narayanpatna area while Laxmi Huika was the president of Biplabi Mahila Sangha. She joined the Maoist as a cadre in 2009. After getting training in Atmakonda forest area under Narayanpatna police station, she became a regular member of headquarters team of the Koraput Division and started operating under Aruna. She was involved in the exchange of fire with the security personnel in Turli area on December 24, 2010, the attack on CISF personnel at Nalco on April 12, 2009 and and the exchange of fire in Samna forest on May 8, 2010, the IG said.
The government had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head.
On the other hand, Laxmi had joined the Koraput Division of the CPI (Maoist) in 2009. She was inducted as a member of Jana Natya Mandalam (JNM) and worked under Sarita alias Seikh Jahnvee. Later she was entrusted with independent work and appointed as president of Biplabi Mahila Sangha in 2011. She was involved in the attack on CISF personnel at Nalco on April 12, 2009 and the attack on Narayanpatna police station on November 20 the same year.