Govt should clarify if Kishenji killed in cold blood: Gurudas

In a letter to Home Minister P Chidambaram, he claimed, "The story of the encounter appears to be fake, needs to be inquired into and the government must clarify".
58-year-old Molajula Koteswar Rao, better known as Kishenji, was killed yesterday in a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, a day after he narrowly escaped from there, according to the police.

Dasgupta, who spoke to Chidambaram on phone, quoted a "source" to say that Kishenji was arrested at noon yesterday and "subsequently killed in a cold-blooded murder".
"If my information is right, then it is an act of dastardly crime in violation of all national as well as international laws," he said in the letter.

The CPI leader also demanded that government should make arrangements for the travel of Kishenji's relatives to Midnapore to identify the body and attend the funeral.

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