Police in Chhattisgarh have booked Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar and 10 others in connection with the murder of a tribal villager, who was killed by suspected Maoists in Sukma district.
“We have registered a case against Nandini Sundar and others under sections 120B , 302 of IPC and 147, 148, 149 of IPC at Tongpal police station based on the complaint of the wife of the victim,” said Sukma additional superintendent of police Jitendra Shukla.
Baghel, a resident of Nama village under Kumakoleng panchayat, was killed by a team of suspected Maoists on Saturday.
Police said Baghel, along with other villagers, had registered a complaint with police in May against Sundar, JNU professor Archana Prasad, Vineet Tiwari from Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan, Chhattisgarh CPI(M) state secretary Sanjay Parate and an unidentified woman activist from Sukma for allegedly inciting tribals against Bastar police.
Youth of Nama and the neighbouring Kumakoleng village had launched a movement against Maoist activities this April. The villagers had formed a local security group against the rebels.
According to police, Sundar and others tried to persuade the villagers not to oppose the Maoists.