NHRC seeks facts in Kishenji killing

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday asked its investigation unit to collect facts and requisite reports on the killing of Maoist leader Kishenji within six weeks. The move came after the NHRC took cognizance of a complaint alleging that 58-year-old Koteshwara Rao alias Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter on November 24 in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district.

“The Commission today asked its director general (Investigation) to collect facts and requisite reports within six weeks,” an NHRC spokesperson said. His family and associates, including Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao, alleged that Kishenji was tortured before being killed in a fake encounter. (PTI)

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