Malkangiri, April 20: The police today killed a Naxal carrying Rs five lakh reward in an encounter in Dantewada district.
The encounter comes a fortnight after 22 security personnel were killed in an ambush by Maoists in the Bijapur district of the state.
The Red rebel was killed in an exchange of fire with the members of the District Reserve Guard, the frontline anti- Naxal force of the state police at 6 am in the jungles of Neelawaya, Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallava infomred.
The body of the Naxal, identified as Kosa has been recovered. He was a resident of Mallapara in Neelawaya and was active in the Maoist organisation for the past 15 years. He was the Malangir area committee member and ‘military intelligence in charge’, Pallava said.