Dantewada: What is the identity of Soni Sori, who has been for allegedly being a Maoist leader? In an exclusive report, CNN-IBN travels to the conflict zone in Dantewada to track the family of Soni Sori. The report tries to find out the Soni Sori's real identity. Is Soni Sori a Maoist, conduit for Maoists or a teacher?
Living in a conflict zone brings no reward at all and the price that one has to pay for refusing to abandon one's land is enormous. No one knows this better than the Soris of Bada Bedma village in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh who have landed themselves on the wrong side of both the Maoists and the police.
The head of the family has been attacked by the Maoists for refusing to side with them while his daughter has been arrested by the police for being a Maoist conduit.
Mudra Ram Sori, 65, is back home in Bada Bedma village after 4 months at the district hospital. In June, Maoists attacked his house, shot him in the leg and left him to die. A three-time sarpanch and brother of a former MLA, Mudra Sori was attacked because he refused to attend Maoist meetings and asked other villagers to keep away as well....more
06:28 PM, Oct 19, 2011