Abductions by Maoists in India has become quite a routine affair today. Going by the statistics of the Home Ministry, it indicates that in the year 2012 alone 88 persons have been abducted by Maoists and 11 have been killed.
Replying to a query by Member of Parliament, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the Home Ministry provided the following details. In the year 2009 380 persons were abducted out of which 93 were killed. In the year 2010 there were 490 abductions and 113 were killed. The statistics for the year 2011 reveal that 329 persons were abducted and 64 were killed.
The abductions by the Maoists have been the highest in the states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Jharkhand has seen 31 abductions and 2 deaths this year while in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 the numbers 90 (13 dead), 100 (6 dead) and 85 (11 dead) respectively.
In the case of Chattisgarh these are the statistics. In the year 2012 there were 29 abductions and 3 deaths. In the year 2009 there were 121 abductions and 33 deaths while in the year 2010 there were 161 abductions and 36 deaths. In the year 2011 the number of abductions were 85 abductions and 11 deaths.
In the case of West Bengal the year 2012 has seen no abductions so far. In the year 2009 there were 65 abductions and 3 deaths while in the years 2010 and 2011 there were 74 abductions ( 59 deaths) and 21 abductions and 13 deaths respectively.
Bihar this year has seen 9 abductions and 2 deaths while in the year 2011 87 abductions and 3 deaths. In the years 2009 and 2010 the number of abductions were 25 ( 8 deaths) and 75 ( 5 deaths) respectively.
Andhra Pradesh has not recorded too many incidents. Only one person was abducted in the year 2012 while between 2009 and 2011 there were 24 abductions and 4 deaths.
Maharashtra between 2009 and 2012 saw 65 abductions and 11 deaths.
In Odisha there were 146 abductions and 15 deaths between the years 21009 and 2012. In Uttar Pradesh between 2009 and 2012 saw just one abduction in the year 2009 and no deaths.
In Madhya Pradesh not a single incident has been reported in the past four years while in Karnataka there has been just one incident of abduction and one death in the year 2011.