Security forces gun down woman Naxal in Chhattisgarh

A joint team of district police, Special Task Force and Central Reserve Police Force was mobilised on a combing operation from Awapalli police station, located around 400 km away from the state capital, in the region.

hidden November 27, 2014 20:00:47 IST
Security forces gun down woman Naxal in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A woman Naxal was today killed in a gun battle between security forces and ultras in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a police official said.

The cadre was gunned down following a prolonged exchange of fire between a joint squad of security personnel and Maoists in the forest under Awapalli police station limits this afternoon, Bijapur additional superintendent of police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.

Security forces gun down woman Naxal in Chhattisgarh

Naxal threat. Reuters

A joint team of district police, Special Task Force and Central Reserve Police Force was mobilised on a combing operation from Awapalli police station, located around 400 km away from the state capital, in the region.

When the security forces were cordoning off Guttum hills near Nendra village, a group of armed Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on them following which they retaliated.

The intermittent firing lasted for about an hour after which Naxals fled in the core forest area, he said.

During a search of the encounter spot, the body of a woman in Maoist uniform was found, the ASP said adding that her identity was yet to be ascertained.

A 303 rifle and several other Naxal related materials, including commodities of daily use, were recovered from the spot, he said.

PTI

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