They also claimed "torture" of villagers by their senior comrades. "The surrendered cadres were identified as Sukku Ram Nareti and Massu Ram, besides two women. They were working as Jan Militia members," Kondagaaon ASP Surjit Atri told media.
The rebels, who turned themselves before senior police officials, said that senior Maoist leaders were involved in sexual exploitation of lower-rung cadres and in torturing villagers, the ASP said.
As per the policy of Chhattisgarh government, necessary assistance will be provided to them, he said. Interestingly, six naxals, including two women, had surrendered before police in insurgency-hit Dantewada and Kanker districts on Friday, citing "disappointment" with the Maoist ideology and exploitation of lower rank cadres by senior leaders.

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