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Q Please tell on that day what time did you start your journey from here ( towards the village)
A : From here, we started at 0430. 0430 we went from here.
Q: So what happened after that?
A : When we went their, there were Sangham people. We caught them. When we surrounded them, one slipped away.
Q After that ? A
A: One slipped away, we got hold of one and were returning with him. We saw a party was coming from the other side. The party took us back. They called us back.
Q : Second party, was it a police party
A : Yes
Q : What happened after that?
A : After that the second party came, the police party from Cherpal side. We waited for that party. They brought Sangham people with them from wherever they got and then after bringing them in the village killed them
Q: How were they killed?
A : by axe
A : 6 people
Q: How many people were killed?
Q : 6 people were killed, so who were the killers, police?
A : SP0 people
Q : SPOs killed them. So you didn’t stop them that they should not be killed?
A : We asked them not to kill Sir. We said they are our village people, we need to save them. But they said who are you to save them?
Q : So the killing was done only by SPOs ?
A : DF ( District Force) people were also there.
Q :Why were they brought to Santoshpur to kill ?
A : That I don’t know sir. This is known to the second party Sir.
Q : Villagers say some of them were collecting Mahua?
A : Yes Sir, some of them had baskets with them. They also had mahua in those baskests.
Q : These are the people who were killed
A : Yes
Q :So they were Sangham members or Mahua collectors ?
A : One or two were Mahua collectors. Rest were Sangham members
A : ...( silence)
Q :Rest were Sangham members ?
A : Gangaram Emla
Q: What is your full name
Q : You are from Santoshpur, what is your post there?
A : I am the sarpanch of Santoshpur
Q : Are you sarpanch or a panch
A : Sarpanch