Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi are Koya tribals from Chhattisgarh.
In September 2011, police alleged both Soni and Linga to be conduit for extortion money being paid by Essar Group to Naxalites/Maoists. Linga was arrested on September 9, 2011 while Soni was arrested on October 4.
Both Linga and Soni were tortured in custody. Soni was sexually assaulted and stones were inserted into her private parts. Out on bail, they tell their story.