Members of the association of Maoist martyrs’ parents termed the encounter killing of 19-year-old Vivek Kodamagundla and two other women Maoists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border ‘fake’.
The body of Vivek was brought to his residence at Suryapet on Sunday for the last rites. Vivek’s father, Yogananda Chary, said his son was caught by the police before the encounter and killed in cold blood.
A woman from the association said all three youth were killed in the joint operation of Telangana and Chhattisgarh police in a fake encounter. “They were tortured, their arms twisted before they were shot dead and they suffered fractures,” she said. “What was the need to torture the boy even if he was a Maoist?” she questioned.
Vivek’s mother, Madhavi, and his father said that their son always used to talk about socio-economic inequalities in society. He always used to express his willingness to work for the poor.
They expressed regret that his life had ended at a tender age. “Who gave the police the right to kill him?” she questioned.
They all sought a detailed probe into the encounter of the three youth.