Three women among five Maoists gunned down in Koraput

8/05/2019 at 7:14 PM

Koraput: At least five Maoists, including three women, were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel in Koraput district today.

According to sources, the encounter took place in a forest under Padua police station limits. Acting on a tipoff, Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) personnel were conducting a combing operation in the area when the red rebels first fired at the security personnel.

The security personnel retaliated, killing five on the spot.

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