Naxal was killed in a gun fight with security forces at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s rebellious-strike Bastar district, police said on Thursday.
The gunfight happened place on Wednesday night in the forest near Elanganar village under Darbha police custody, over 300 km from Raipur, when a squad of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.
On June 18, a Naxal woman was shot down in an encounter between security forces and ultras in the Chandameta zone of Bastar. Some other ultras had sustained wounds in the encounter, but they managed to flee from the spot and since then, security forces were trying to detect them in the forest, he said.
After receiving inputs about the gesture of ultras from Kanger Ghati (Bastar) to Katekalyan zone (Dantewada) to remove their injured cadres, the DRG team initiated the action on Wednesday, he said.
Following the exchange of fire, the cadaver of a male Naxal along with one .303 rifle were discovered from the spot, he said.
Bastar Superintendent of Police Dipak Kumar Jha recognised the cadre as Madhavi Joga, the section commander of platoon no. 26 in the Maoists’ Katekalyan Area Committee.
Joga was bearing a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, Jha added.