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Two Maoists, a militia commander surrender before police


Press Trust of India Visakhapatnam
: Two Maoists, a teenaged boy and a girl, and a militia commander, surrendered before police here today.
Gemmeli Yousuf (19) and Vanthala Nandini (19) of the Pedabayalu Area Committee and militia commander Korra Anand, surrendered before Superintendent of Police (Visakhapatnam Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma here.
He said Yousuf joined the outfit in 2016 after his brother was gunned down by security forces inMalkangiri district of Odisha.
He was involved in the killing of two persons near Gabuduputarea in the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border in December 2017 and was also involved in an exchange of fire with policemen in Odisha.
Fed up with the outfit's ideology and being in ill-health, Yousuf decided to surrender, he said.
Nandini joined the outfit in 2014 after her parents forced her to get married at the age of 15.
She was involved in several crimes,including exchange of fire with security foces in Malkangiri district of Odisha in 2016 andtwo more such incidents.
She decided to surrender as she felt the outfit was weakening, he said.

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First Published: Jun 27 2018 | 9:21 PM IST

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