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Woman Naxal killed in Gadchiroli encounter

Earlier, another encounter took place around noon at Somanpalli in Sironcha tehsil, after the police got intelligence inputs.

By: Express News Service | Nagpur |
September 4, 2015 2:09:19 am

A woman Naxal was killed in an encounter with the Gadchiroli police near Phulbodi Gatta in Dhanora tehsil Thursday evening.

The encounter between three police parties led by Additional Superintendent of Police (Operations) M Rajkumar and the combined strength of Pendhri and Chatgaon dalams of the Maoists took place between 5 pm and 6 pm.

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“We had definite intelligence about a group of 20-22 Naxalites camping near Kondekal hills. We pressed our parties into action and managed to engage the Naxals in an encounter that lasted for about 30 minutes. The group managed to flee, leaving behind the body of a woman Naxal and three .303 rifles, besides some other material about which details are yet to come in,” Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil told The Indian Express.

The identity of the deceased woman is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier, another encounter took place around noon at Somanpalli in Sironcha tehsil, after the police got intelligence inputs.

While there were no casualties even as the encounter continued for about 30 minutes, the police recovered some Naxal literature.

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