Seven years ago, he allegedly killed his parents and buried them in the lawns of his house. Then, he allegedly killed his ‘girlfriend’, entombed the body and carried out a stunning impersonation of her.
The move comes a day after the government asked Bastar Inspector General SRP Kalluri to go on medical leave following allegations of police excesses and intimidation of researchers, activists and journalists.
The meetings came a day after messages from activists from across the country to Bastar police officers seeking assurances on Bela Bhatia’s safety were replied to in an “intimidatory, threatening, and abusive” manner.
The NHRC report upholding their claims of rape, assault by security forces is just the first step. For the victims living in villages deep inside Bastar, making it to court hearings itself is a battle.