Members of the association of Maoist martyrs’ parents termed the encounter killing of 19-year-old Vivek Kodamagundla and two other women Maoists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border ‘fake’. The body of Vivek was brought to his residence at Suryapet on Sunday for the last rites. Vivek’s father, Yogananda Chary, said his son was caught by the police before the encounter and killed in cold blood. A woman from the association said all three youth were killed in the joint operation of Telangana and Chhattisgarh police in a fake encounter.
“They were tortured, their arms twisted before they were shot dead and they suffered fractures,” she said. “What was the need to torture the boy even if he was a Maoist?” she questioned. Vivek’s mother, Madhavi, and his father said that their son always used to talk about socio-economic inequalities in society. He always used to express his willingness to work for the poor. They expressed regret that his life had ended at a tender age. “Who gave the police the right to kill him?” she questioned. They all sought a detailed probe into the encounter of the three youth.
Varavara Pays Tribute to Slain Maoist in Nalgonda
NALGONDA:Revolutionary writer Varavara Rao on Sunday slammed the Centre and State governments for adopting a fascist attitude towards organisations working for the poor and the downtrodden. Rao, who visited Suryapet to pay tributes to K Vivek, a Maoist who was killed in an alleged encounter in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh, alleged that the encounter was fake. “Police killed three Maoists who went there to enquire about the problems of tribals,’’ he said.
He said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had surpassed both AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and former CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy in implementing anti-Maoist policies. Before elections, KCR had promised that his party would implement the Maoist agenda for public welfare, he recalled and questioned, “Where is Maoist agenda in the State?’’ He, however, clarified they had never asked KCR to implement Maoist agenda in the state. “It is KCR mark of politics,’’ he remarked and demanded a judicial probe into the Chhattisgarh encounter in which Vivek and two women Naxalites were gunned down. Rao said Vivek was highly qualified and generous. “He joined the Maoist movement last year and worked hard to solve tribals’ problems. He also strived hard during the Telangana agitation,” he reminisced.