Raipur: A woman Maoist guerrilla has surrendered to the police in Chhattisgarh and accused the rebel leadership of using tribals for its own aims, said police Tuesday.

"Ramdai Nareti alias Fulma laid down arms Monday evening to join the mainstream. She will be given benefits of the state government's rehabilitation scheme," Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police Shashi Mohan Singh told.

Fulma was wanted for her involvement in several cases, said police sources. They said Fulma was a member of the Keshkal Area Committee's platoon no.17 and had taken part in a number of operations in Kiskodo, Korad, Daula and Benur areas in Narayanpur district.

Narayanpur is one of the seven districts in the Bastar division affected by Maoist insurgency. Fulma told police she was from Ghotiya village and was forcibly taken away to the forests by Keshkal Area Committee members three years ago.

Recently, Maoists drove out her family members from the village after accusing them of being police informers, she told the police.

(Agencies)

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