Former Indian revolutionary commits suicide

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One of the top leaders of a radical left-wing uprising in India called the Naxalbari rebellion has committed suicide, police say.

Kanu Sanyal, 81, was found hanging in his bedroom in Naxalbari village in the state of West Bengal.

He led a peasant uprising in 1967 in Naxalbari, in which 11 farmers were killed in police firing .

The rebellion took its name from the village as Mr Sanyal and his close friend Charu Majumder broke away from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to form a new party, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).

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