Ex-Maoist Jyoti Madkami ties nuptial knot

Phulbani: Former hardcore woman Maoist Jyoti Madkami, who had surrendered in 2015, walked down the aisle on Friday starting a new journey in her life.

Jyoti tied her nuptial knot with Rahul Mallick of Bataguda village at Radha Krishna temple here yesterday.

Kandhamal Police had made all arrangements for the special occasion. Besides, SP Prateek Singh and other senior police officials attended the wedding to give blessings to the newlywed couple.

Speaking on the auspicious occasion, SP Prateek Singh said the police have also provided financial assistance to Jyoti. “We have decided to provide her a good source of employment and hope, she lives happily ever after,” Singh said.

Jyoti Madkami also known as Susmita, a resident of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh was an active Maoist area committee member for nearly 14 years before surrendering before the Boudh Police in 2015 to return to mainstream.