Maoists on Saturday killed a supervisor of a construction company and burnt five of their vehicles in Koraput, Odisha, as reported by ANI. Earlier on October 24, at least 24 Maoists, including two top leaders and seven women, were shot dead in an alleged encounter with a joint team of Odisha Police and Greyhounds team of AP Police in a forest in Malkangiri district near the Andhra-Odisha border.
On October 25 security forces killed four more Naxals in a fresh encounter in the same area of Malkangiri. Police officials said the encounter took place between 6 and 7 am. Retreating Greyhound forces came under firing and fired back, they said.
Earlier this month, on November 9, as many as 94 Maoist supporters and 52 militia members surrendered before Malkangiri police. It was a big blow to the Maoists as the surrenders took place close on the heels of the killing of at least 28 rebels in a fierce encounter with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police on October 24. Those who have surrendered were from Sudhakonda and Radulkonda villages under Kalimela Block and included five women and nine village committee members, police said, adding that they surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra.
They have pledged to dissociate themselves from Maoist activities and to remain in the social mainstream for the development of the backward region, the SP had said.