Demise of Maoist Sudhakar : Seetharampur mourns its son
Bhupalpally (Warangal): A pall of gloom descended on Seetharampur village in Mulugu Ghanpur mandal in the district following the death of Maoist party...
Bhupalpally (Warangal): A pall of gloom descended on Seetharampur village in Mulugu Ghanpur mandal in the district following the death of Maoist party KKW (Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal) division committee secretary Marri Ravi alias Sudhakar in the police encounter in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday morning. Sudhakar hails from Seetharampur village where his parents Venkataiah (65) and Ilamma (60) live along with the son of the deceased Maoist leader, Siddu (7) who is studying Class II at a school in Ghanpur. Sudhakar went underground in 1995 and for a few years served Praja Pratighatana Party. He later joined Maoist party and married Guguloth Laxmi alias Pushpa from Rampur village in Bhupalpally mandal in the district. After Siddu was born, unable to look after him, they left him under the care of his parents. "Now the kid has become an orphan. Who will take care of him after we die," lamented Venkataiah and Ilamma when a group of press persons visited the village. The same was the concern of the villagers, too, about the fate of the boy. Sudhakar carried a cash reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head and his wife Rs 5 lakh because of their crucial position in the party and their involvements in several sabotage activities. The death of Sudakar is considered a great loss to Maoist party in the district. Alem Bhaskar alias Sukhdev, Etti Narsakka alias Rathnamala, who is the wife of Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar (KKW member), Durgam Raju alias Sunkari Raju Nethakani, Bade Urmila ailas Sammakka and Maddi Seetha alias Navatha who were killed in the encounter were also from the district. Maoist Raji Reddy not among the killed in encounter Peddapalli: Kankanala Raji Reddy aka Venkatesh belonging to Kishtampet village in Srirampur mandal in Karimnagar district was not among the Maoist leaders killed in the encounter with the police in Khammam district. People of Kishtampet village thought he was killed in the firing. The last child of the four brothers, Raji Reddy, was born to Eeramma and Bal Reddy in 1976. He was under police surveillance from 1989 after they suspected him of sympathizing with the Maoists. Later, he joined the Maoists and became deputy commander of Peddapalli division in 2001 and later commander in 2003 and finally became chief of two divisions Peddapalli and Manthani. The State Government had announced a reward of Rs. 12 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh whoever informs his whereabouts.