Maoist killed in encounter close to Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh

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A Maoist carrying a money reward of Rs three lakh on her head was killed in an encounter in Balaghat district, 431 km north east of Bhopal, late night time on Friday, mentioned police.

Balaghat, superintendent of police, Abhishek Tiwari mentioned the lady was recognized as a resident of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Sharda, an operative member of Katia-Mocha Vistaar Dalam.

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“Acting on a tip off, hawk force and police team were carrying out a search operation on Friday late night in Malkhedi forest area near Kanha Tiger Reserve when Maoists, about 25 in number, started firing. The police team also retaliated and fired. After the gun battle, which lasted for more than an hour, the team inspected the area and found the body of a woman Maoist,” mentioned the SP, Balaghat.

“Police team also found blood spots in two other places which means some other Maoists also sustained injuries in the encounter,” mentioned the SP.

Police have recovered ration and different every day use objects in massive portions from the encounter place.

(With inputs from Monica Pandey from Jabalpur)

[Attribution HT]

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