Kishenji’s close helper Suchitra Mahato surrenders in Kolkata
Suchitra Mahato, a top woman Maoist leader, also a close aide of Kishenji, surrendered on Friday to the Intelligence branch. Suchitra had escaped after the Maoist top-gun Kishenji was killed last year by the joint forces on November 24 at Burisole jungle.
Calling Suchitra’s attempt of surrender an “offer of peace”, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said, “”Suchitra used to lead the Maoist and was a very important (Maoist leader). She has surrendered for ushering in peace. This is a big thing. Bengal lagged behind. Let’s work for peace to lead the state forward.”
Further, in her appeal to Maoists to stop violence, Mamata said, “I appeal to those still holding arms to surrender and return to the mainstream. We are proud that brothers and sisters of the Maoist party are surrendering.”
While asking about Kishenji’s killing, Banerjee said, “It is not that we were instrumental in the killing of Kishenji. It happened in the course of events. This happens at times. I was away in Delhi. Any death is unfortunate.”
Suchitra is the person who was attached with many wanted Maoists, one was of the dreaded Maoist woman leader Jagori Baske who was charged for the killing of police officer in Purulia in 2010 and was surrendered on November 17 with her husband Rajaram Soren and son Bahadur Soren.
The second was Maoist leader Sashadhar Mahato was killed in an encounter and also with whom she was earlier married. After his death, Suchitra was married to Prabir Garai.Prabha.
All in all, an attempt of surrender by Suchitra is the great achievement for government and in return it would inform Centre for providing a package to her.
Even a medical treatment of care has also offered to Suchitra who had injured during the November encounter and those wounds in her waist are still fled.