November 26th, 2011
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Slain Maoist leader Kishenji’s body identified

kishanjiKolkata: Slain Maoist leader Kishenji’s body was identified by his niece Deepa Rao at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital morgue this morning. All preparations for the post-mortem in the presence of forensic experts have begun, police said.

Kishenji’s body, brought here from Jhargram police morgue on Friday under strict security, was kept at the hospital morgue throughout the night, pending identification by his niece who arrived here after 1 a.m.The police said Deepa was accompanied by Telugu poet and Maoist sympathiser Varvara Rao from Kolkata.

According to the police, post-mortem would be done in the presence of forensic experts after 11 a.m. The district administration, the police said, would take a decision on handing over the body to their relatives later. Asked whether the body would be flown to Kishenji’s native place at Peddapalli town in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, police said, “It would be done accordingly”.

Joint forces are, meanwhile, continuing combing operations in Burisole forest areas, the scene of Thursday’s fierce gun battle with Kishenji and his men that left the top Maoist leader dead, in search of another Maoist accomplice Suchitra Mahato and two others. Sources said that the combined forces were searching every nook and corner of the areas in search of Suchitra and two others who are believed to have escaped injured after Thursday’s encounter and hiding somewhere nearby.



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