Maoist-related fatalities: 2005-2009
According to state police, however,
- 66 Maoists killed in 2008,
- 113 in 2009;
- 143 civilian deaths attributed to Naxal violence in 2008,
- 116 in 2009.
According to villagers, around 40 civilians (which would include what the government describes as suspected Maoists/Maoist sympathisers) are killed a week in the area.
...And The Cool Of Ash
Almost haven The setting is idyllic in the lengthening shadows, but the calm in Gorgondarengapur is quite recent....