A recent document published by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist) has revealed at least two major cases of sexual misconduct against two senior cadres, leading to one being demoted and the other being shot dead after inquiry and public court hearing.
Rammurti, a commander of company-2 under DKZSC, was found guilty of “indiscipline and anarchist and indecent behaviour with women in the area, as well as women cadres”.
“Rammurti had joined the Naxal movement as a member of company-1 in Bastar in 2002. He exhibited indiscipline and anarchist behaviour and hence was transferred to company-2. Despite repeated advice and attempts to reform him, he did not budge. When it was decided to send him home, he threatened to go to the police and divulge details about the movement to them. So after due inquiry and consent from senior leaders, it was decided to give him death penalty. Finally, a public hearing was also organised and the decision was reaffirmed,” the document read.
The document, however, does not mention the place of Rammurti’s execution.
In another case, the in-charge secretary of south Gadhciroli committee of Aitu was demoted to the position of a committee member after a women cadre accused him of sexual misconduct.