Bhawanipatna, April 23: One female Maoist was killed in a police encounter in Madanpur area on the border of Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts, police said today.
Police said that based on reliable intelligence, an operation was launched by Kalahandi Police Teams comprising of SOG and DVF personnel, while conducting search operations in the forest area were confronted by Maoists.
“Teams asked to them to surrender arms. However, Maoists resorted to indiscriminate firing and the SOG team had to fire in self defence. During search, one body of female Maoist in uniform has been found at the spot. Further search operations have been intensified in the area,” said a police official.