The Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Sunday called for a two-day Bharat bandh on December 4 and 5, 2011 in protest of the encounter of top Maoist leader Malojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji who was cremated at his native near Karimnagar.

Alleging that Kishenji was murdered in a fake encounter, Abhay, the spokesperson of the Moaist Central Committee released a letter which was read out by the revolutionary writer and Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao at Peddapalli, the hometown of Kishenji.

Kishenji was killed in a gunfight with security forces at the Burisole jungle in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on November 24.

The top Maoist leader was cremated at his native Peddapalli, some 35 km from Karimnagar. His elder brother Anjaneyulu lit the funeral pyre.

Earlier many villagers, political leaders, including ballad Singer Gaddar, Civil Liberties Committee leaders Mr. Varavara Rao, Kalyan Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs Etela Rajender, Koppula Eeshwar, MLC N. Laxman Rao were among those participated in the funeral procession.

Kishenji’s body was brought to Peddapalli from Kolkata in the wee hours of Sunday and kept at his residence after the local police denied permission to his family members to keep the body for public viewing at the Junior College ground.