Police killed four women Maoists in Odisha encounter


Bhubaneshwar: Four women Maoists were killed by a team of Odisha police during an exchange of fire in Narayanpatna, the one-time bastion of the left wing extremists, in Koraput district on Sunday night.

A joint team of the anti-Maoist Special Operation Group and District Voluntary Force raided Dokri ghat area on specific intelligence inputs that a Maoist camp was being run by Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC), one of the four special zonal committees of the rebels, leading to an exchange of fire.

Inspector general of police (anti-Maoist operations) RP Koche said the Maoists in the camp managed to escape after a few hours of the exchange of fire.

“We found three bodies and several ammunitions during the search operation. All the deceased are women and are cadre Maoists. But we are yet to identify the Maoists. The search operation is still on,” inspector general of police said.

The body of another woman Maoist in uniform was found at the encounter site, officials added.



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