This Article is From May 10, 2011

Maoist carrying 5 lakh reward surrenders

Andhra Pradesh, Karimnagar: A 40-year-old woman Maoist, carrying a cash reward of Rs five lakh surrendered before the police. According to Karimnagar District Police Superintendent, N Shiva Shankar Reddy, the outlaw, identified as Burra Vasantha belongs to Nallamala Forest Area Protection Committee and surrendered on Monday.

 Vasantha hails from Togarrai village in Sultanabad mandal and joined the then PWG at the age of 14. Vasantha had been working with the group since 1987 and is an underground Maoist.

She was married to one Chinna alias Madhav, who was working as the group's Andhra region Secretary. He was killed in an encounter in Nallamala Forests in 2006, the police official said.

The surrendered Maoist said she was being neglected in her group of late, which prompted her to surrender to the police.