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A military police constable reunited with his family in the eastern India after being released by Maoist rebels. He was held captive for nine days.
Ehsaan Khan, a constable of the Bihar Military Police, arrived home on Monday in India's Gore village, after nine days of captivity by Maoist rebels.
Khan returned to his rejoicing family at 3 in the morning.
Khan shared his experience of being held captive by the Maoists.
[Ehsaan Khan, Police Constable]: (Hindi, male)
"The eight days that I spent in the Maoists' den were difficult. Although they did not harm us, I felt depressed whenever I remembered my family and village.”
[Fareeda Khatoon, Khan's Wife]: (hindi, female)
"After his safe release and since he is back at our residence, me, my children, other family members, and the villagers are really happy and celebrating his return."
He also said that Maoists are gradually becoming better organized in the area, and that the government would need to take fast action against them.
In another incident, four policemen were kidnapped by Maoists after a gun-battle in the forests of the state of Bihar. The Maoists used the four hostages to bargain for the release of eight of their cadres. One policeman’s body was later recovered while the other three were set free unconditionally.