Maoist Hangs Self In Police Barracks

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In a shocking incident, a Maoist, who has been arrested, ended his life by hanging from the ceiling of the washroom. The incident occurred in the district police barracks of Naxal-infested Malkangiri in Odishaon Thursday morning.

The Maoist, whose name has been withheld, was part of the 12 member team of ultras that the police had arrested a few days ago. When the arrested Maoists were boarding a police vehicle to travel to the court, where they were scheduled to be produced, the man went to the toilet. Some time later his body was found hanging in the toilet. The Maoist hails from Chandraguda village in Malkangiri district.

According to Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena, the Maoist's body was handed over to his family after post mortem and an officer of the rank of a deputy superintendent of police of the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) has been asked to probe the incident. Meena said the investigation is being carried out as per the NHRC guidelines.

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