Malkangiri: Back to work within 12 hours of his return after eight days in Maoist captivity, Malkangiri district collector R Vineel Krishna on Friday said the incident was “a life-changing experience” that would help increase his sensitivity towards the tough life of improvised tribals living in remote areas.
Krishna, who reached home Thursday night, was ready at his residence early morning to meet people, including a large number of schoolchildren, who had thronged to offer flowers and to congratulate him on his safe return.
“I am overwhelmed at the people’s response and support to me when I was in Naxalite captivity. Everybody supported me and my family,” he told newsmen.
To a question whether he would like to continue in Malkangiri, he said: “We have come here to work for the people. …I would like to carry forward the work which I have been doing for the people in the remote “cut-off” areas”.