Jharkhand: Bengal Moaist fights for life at MGM Medical College
Posted by Admin on October 22, 2009
Bengal rebel fights for life at MGM
A policeman on guard at MGM Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Picture by Srinivas
Jamshedpur, Oct. 21: A suspected woman rebel from Bengal, who was lodged in Ghatshila sub-divisional jail, is undergoing treatment at MGM Medical College and Hospital.
Down with acute jaundice and malaria, Geeta Murmu (20) is being treated under tight security at the government-run hospital.
A resident of Belpahari police station area of West Midnapore district, Geeta was arrested along with eight others on May 31, when the Maoist-backed People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities was trying to organise a rally at Chakulia. The suspected Naxalite was forwarded to judicial custody the next morning.
Deepak Kumar, the officer in charge of Chakulia, said that Geeta was a hardcore Naxalite. He added that eight criminal cases were pending against the woman at various courts in Jharkhand and Bengal.
Kumar, who had arrested Geeta and carried out investigations, said that she was wanted in connection with Naxalite activities in Bengal too.
“Geeta is suspected to have been involved in the killing of JMM parliamentarian Sunil Mahto,” the OC said.
Sources in the medical college and hospital said that the condition of the woman was unstable. She is suffering from malaria and jaundice. The hospital employees said that take extra care was being taken of the ailing rebel.