Unable to cope with alleged atrocities in the organisation, two women Maoist cadre on Thursday surrendered before the police in Orissa’s Keonjhar district.

The women cadre were identified as Malini Hosa alias Muni, 20, and Bela Munda alias Lili, 17. Both of them surrendered before the superintendent of police (SP), Asish Kumar Singh.

Claiming that the Maoists no more operate on any ideology, the women cadre said they were physically abused in the organisation. “There were 40 women and 30 men in our area committee,” Malini said.

Malini, who was a member of Similipal Area Committee since 2008, said she walked on foot for seven days in order to surrender before the police. She confessed to have been involved in one murder case and several violence activities.

Bela Munda alias Lili said that she was forcibly made to join the outfit when she was only 14. “I was not allowed to come home even to attend the funeral of my parents,” she told reporters with tears in her eyes.

Stating that the women cadre had to work under several adverse situations in the organisation, she said many of her friends also wanted to return to the mainstream.

“The Home Return programme of the district police encouraged the duo to surrender today,” the SP said.