Odisha Sun Times Bureau Rayagada, Mar 15: Armed with traditional weapons, hundreds of Dongria Kondhs on Monday took out a protest rally and gheraoed Kalyansinghpur police station against the alleged fake encounter of tribal youth Monda Kadrika in Dangamatia by the security forces on February 27. More than 500 Dongria Kondhs under Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS) gathered here, they were demanding an independent judicial inquiry into the killing of 20 year-old Monda, registration of murder case against the police and a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for his family.
The state government is trying to spread terror among Dongria Kondhs with an aim to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills, said President of NSS, Dadhi Sikaka. To maintain peace and avert any untoward incident, three platoons of police took out a flag march in Kalyansinghpur village. Meanwhile, a Nayamgiri based Maoist group has called for a bandh in five blocks of Rayagada district in Odisha today to protest Monda Kadrika alleged fake encounter in Dangamatia. Niyamgiri Area Commitee, has called for a strike in five blocks, namely, Rayagada, Kalyansingpur, Bishamcuttack, Muniguda, and Lanjigarh in Kahahandi district to protest the killing.