Four women Maoists killed in gun battle with security forces
March 26, 2018
Four women Maoists have been killed during an exchange of fire with security personnel in Narayanpatna area of Odisha’s Koraput district, the police said today. Acting on a tip off, the District Voluntary Force and Special Operations Group personnel launched a joint combing operation last night in the forest areas of Narayanpatna, Director General of Police R P Sharma said.
“As soon as the left-wing extremists saw security personnel approaching them, they opened fire. When the security forces retaliated, a fierce gun battle ensued between the two sides, leading to the death of four women cadres,” Sharma explained. It appeared that 10 to 12 rebels of the Andhra-Odisha Special Zonal Committee of CPI (Maoist) were present at the site during the encounter, he said. — (Agencies)