Hyderabad was rattled by the arrest of three woman Maoists on Tuesday.
The Visakhapatnam police announced that they had nabbed three Maoists belong to one family - Anusha, Annapurna and Bhavani - on Saturday in the Moula Ali area under the Rachakonda Police Commissionerate limits.
The police said that several cases were pending against the trio at the Paderu police station. They revealed that they had also arrested one Kameswara Rao along with the Maoists.
The police believe the arrested Naxalites were behind the sensational murder of the TDP MLA from Araku Kidari Sarveswara Rao, and are questioning them on the murder. The police suspect that the trio might have taken part in different other encounters too along with the Maoist leader RK alias Ramakrishna.
Anusha reportedly worked as the commander of the team that the three arrested women belonged to and led it in various encounters.
Hailing from Timmaiahpalem village of Marripadu mandal in Nellore district, the three siblings were staying at Venkateswara Colony in the Moula Ali Housing Board Colony. Anusha met Maoist leader Akkiraju Haragopal alias RK in the Visakhapatnam agency area through her sister Annapurna. Both Annapurna and Bhavani encouraged Anusha to join the Maoist outfit and fight against the government, the police said.