Special Correspondent

Srikakulam: M. Ramani, 19, a naxalite belonging to the Nagavali Area Committee that is active along the Andhra Orissa Border (AOB), was taken into custody by the police from a private hospital in Palasa, some 60 km from here, on Tuesday.

Two years with naxals

According to Superintendent of Police Manish Kumar Sinha, Ramani, a native of Chilakam village in Gummalakshmipuram mandal in Vizianagaram district, was pregnant and had come to the hospital for abortion. She had been working with the Maoists for the last two years and participated in the sensational raid on a police station in Gajapathi district (Orissa) on March 23.

Others who had come to assist Ramani in the hospital were also identified, Mr. Sinha said.