Visakhapatnam: Almost a week after the death of five Maoists in Vizag Agency, Vizag Rural Police (VRP) buried their bodies at Narsipatnam in Vizag Agency on Monday as per NHRC guidelines. VRP Chief Babujee Attada said that no one came forward to claim the bodies of three Maoists, while Bimala and Budhiri were identified by their relatives.

Since the deceased Maoists belonged to Chhattisgarh, the officials sent a radio message to all police stations in Chhattisgarh. Bimala’s mother Sodi Idmi of Chutubai village and Budhiri’s uncle Bemala Panda from Gutipalli village, both from Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, arrived at Narsipatnam on Monday morning.

The police said that no claimed the bodies of Ajay, Ramesh, and Bhuma in 72 hours after conducting post mortem. Therefore, the cops buried all five with Sodi Idmi and Bemala Panda’s permission.

Sources in the police said that the Galikonda area committee of the banned CPI Maoist has weakened following the surrender of its secretary Naveen and a few other leaders. Now, some of the leaders are trying to strengthen the area committee, and a platoon from Chhattisgarh came to support the Maoists here. Five of them were gunned down by security forces. Meanwhile, family members of some Maoists have alleged that the police have captured their relatives during the encounter.

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