Wayanad (Ker): A search is being conducted for a six-member-gang of Maoists, including three women, who entered into a village near Mananthavady searching for food, police said today. The gang entered Chirakkara village last night. The villagers served them food and they spent nearly an hour with the people there, Mananthavady police Sub-Inspector Jayaprakash said.
They displayed their weapons and taught the villagers how to operate them, he said, adding, they also distributed some Maoist literatures. Later, the gang escaped into the forest with rice and eatables given by the villagers, the Sub-inspector said. Police who reached the village on information were camping there and a search was on to nab the gang, he added. PTI
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