Nila Nachika alias Savita (20), a Maoist who was wanted in relation to four murders in Narayanpatna area, surrendered in Koraput district on Thursday.
She surrendered in front of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, south-west range Debadutta Singh and Koraput Superintendent of Police (SP) Awinash Kumar with the promise that she would lead a normal life.
Nila was an armed cadre of the Srikakulam-Koraput joint divisional committee that works under Andhra-Odisha Special Border Zonal Committee of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation. While in the organisation she wielded a self-loading rifle. Nila hailed from Balkapai village under Narayanpatna police station. In 2008, she at the age of 15 years along with several other girls of her age from her area had got attracted towards the cultural frontal wing of Maoists named Jan Natya Mandali. They had been recruited into the Jan Natya Mandali. But after one year, Nila’s dream to be part of a cultural troupe ended as she was provided weapons training inside jungles of Narayanpatna block and was included as a regular armed cadre of Maoists. She was working with leaders of Srikakulam-Koraput joint divisional committee like Daya and Aruna.
As per the information provided by the Koraput police, she was involved in at least four murders and two exchanges of fire with security personnel in Narayanpatna area. She was among the Maoists, who had murdered a civilian Turak Mishra as well as two others in two incidents.
Nila alleges Odia cadres are not being made part of the decision making by Maoists