Maoist leader Ravula Srinivas alias (56), who carried a reward of Rs 40 lakh on his head, died of a heart attack in the Bastar forests of Chhattisgarh, the police said.
Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district superintendent of police Sunil Dutt said, reliable information received by the police revealed that Ramanna, a member of the all-powerful Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist), had died in Chhattisgarh forests. “We are trying for more details about the death of Ramanna,” he said.
The Maoist party also did not make any statement on his death, but senior police officers in Chhattisgarh confirmed that a senior Maoist leader had died.
In addition to being a Central Committee member, Ramanna was also the secretary of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC). He was drafted into the Central Committee in 2014.
Ramanna hails from Bekkal village of Maddur mandal in Telangana’s Siddipet district and had been underground for a long time. His wife Sodi Idime alias Savitri is also an underground Maoist leader and is the secretary of the Kistaram Area Committee in Bastar.