KBK village guards to resign en masse today

Koraput: Faded up over the government’s apathy to their pro-long demands, the Koraput Village Guard Association (Gram rakhi Sangha) has decided to resign en masse today from their post.
As many as 4,000 guards of Koraput-Bolangir-Kalahandi (KBK) region will tender their resignation letters today after Government failed to fulfill their demands which have been made since two village guards were killed by Maoists in Koraput, Association sources said.
Even as the village guards have been falling prey into the hands of red rebels repeatedly, no measure has been taken for their security. Moreover, the government is yet to provide a job to the kin of the slain village guards, they alleged adding the decision of mass resignation came in the wake of the government’s failure to accept their 3-point charter of demands.
On the other hand, Koraput Superintendent of police issued notice to all police stations in the district to provide Rs 5 lakh compensation and Rs 5 lakh as insurance money to the family of the victims. However, such information of the district police has not been delivered to the Village Guards Association following which they have decided to stick to their move.
Notably, two village guards identified as Bhagaban Nayak and Gaura Chandra Dalei of Koraput were killed by the red extremists recently. While Nayak was shot dead in Giriput village, Dalei was murdered in Dashmantpur village. After killing the guards, the Maoists left hand written letters near the bodies threatening others of similar consequences if the village guards continue to assist police.