Malkangiri: A woman Maoist leader Kalimela Area Committee carrying a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on her head today shunned violence after surrendering before police in Malkangiri district today.
Debe Madhi alias Shanti gave up gun before the Malkangiri SP. As per the Surrender and Rehabilitation scheme of the State Government, she will be given assistance. She will also get financial assistance for house, studies and training in a trade or vocation of her liking, the SP said.
Shanti had joined the Maoist organisation in 2008. She was involved in several cases including arson, murder and exchange of fire with police.
She quit the CPI (Maoist) party due to the Gurupriya Bridge which facilitated establishment of Jantapayi camp of security forces and their frequent movement in the areas, police sources said.
She observed the difference between violence and main stream after observing developmental activities. Further, she did not like the activities of CPI (Maoist) cadres like Dhanjaya Gope who is a womanizer and involved in many brutal killings, the sources added.