Vineel Krishna’s abductor surrenders before AP cops

Visakhapatnam: Disgruntled with the Maoist ways, a woman rebel involved in the abduction of the then Malkangiri collector Vineel Krishna, along with two others, surrendered before superintendent of police (Rural) here on Thursday.

Korra Gasi (27) alias Jhansi of Koyyuru area in Visakhapatnam agency was carrying a Rs 4 lakh cash reward on her head. The reward amount will be given to her, the SP said.

As many as 24 cases are pending against her in different police stations in Odisha, Andhra and Chhatisgarh.

The two others who surrendered with her are Maoist militia members Buturi Appa Rao (45) and Velusuri Lakshmaiah (30).

Ill-health has been cited as the reason for their surrender. Talking to the media, Jhansi said that she has been suffering from various ailments for quite some time but the Maoist leadership did not allow her to go to the city for treatment. “Vexed with the unyielding nature of the leaders, I decided to surrender,” she said.

SP K Parveen said Jhansi has been associated with the CPI (Maoists) since 2007, and was involved in 24 offences in Visakhapatnam district, including a number of encounters with the police. She was also involved in the abduction of then Malkangiri district Collector Vineel Krishna, and a few other offences.

Jhansi was the area committee member of East Visakha Joint Division, and primarily worked in Andhra Odisha Border areas.