Delhi University Professor Nandini Sundar, against whom an FIR has been lodged on grounds of murdering a tribal in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, has refuted charges levelled against her. She said it was part of the state police's vendetta against all researchers, journalists, lawyers and activists who have been critical of their fake encounters and mass gang rapes.
She added that she would take up the matter legally.
"It's part of the Chhattisgarh Police's vendetta against all researchers, journalists, lawyers, activists who have been critical of their fake encounters, their mass gang rapes of women and the complete lawlessness of the police. This FIR against us is absurd. We haven't even been to the area for five months. We will be taking it up legally," Sundar said.
Sundar and 10 others have been booked for the murder of a tribal in Sukma. Sundar has been named in a complaint by the wife of Shamnath Baghel, who was killed by Maoists last Friday in his village in Maoist-hit Bastar.
Baghel had been leading a campaign against Maoist activities since April and had recently formed the 'Tangiya (axe) group'.
Baghel and other villagers had in May lodged a complaint against Sundar and others for allegedly inciting tribals against the police.