AIDWA

CONDEMNING THE RAPE AND MURDER OF CHABI MAHATO

2nd September 2011

AIDWA condemns the horrifying and brutal gang rape and murder of Chabi Mahato, in Salbani village of East Midnapore district, W. Bengal, by Maoists and members of the PCPA. This woman from a poor household who had lost her husband 7 years ago was an anganwadi worker, a member of AIDWA, and a CPI(M) supporter who had refused to join a PCPA procession before the recent Lalgarh rally. She was abducted from her house in Bhangabandh - a tiny tribal hamlet - at gun point about 3 weeks ago. Her body was discovered on August 31st, and post mortem reports have confirmed gang rape. The police suspect that she was raped by the miscreants belonging to the Maoist-TMC combine and buried while she was still unconscious.

This shocking atrocity exposes the inhuman and barbaric nature of crimes against women being perpetrated by the anti-Lleft forces in W. Bengal. AIDWA demands stern action against the perpetrators, and calls for solidarity action by AIDWA units across the country.

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