shot-button
Subscription Subscription
Home > Mumbai > Mumbai News > Article > Maharashtra Suspected woman Naxalite killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Maharashtra: Suspected woman Naxalite killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Updated on: 30 September,2022 06:13 PM IST  |  Nagpur
PTI |

The encounter took place in Kapewancha forest late Wednesday evening, said district Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal in a release

Maharashtra: Suspected woman Naxalite killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Representative Image

A suspected woman Naxalite was killed in an encounter with police in eastern Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a senior official said on Friday.


The encounter took place in Kapewancha forest late Wednesday evening, said district Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal in a release.


The slain woman was yet to be identified.


Police had received intelligence that 30 to 40 Naxalites belonging to Aheri and Permili Dalams (squads) had gathered in Kapewancha forest to carry out attacks against the security forces, he said.

As the commandos of the Special Operation Squad (C-60) of Gadchiroli Police started a search operation around 6 pm on Wednesday, around 40 Naxalites opened indiscriminate fire on them, he said.

Also Read: Naxalite footprint shrinking in Gadchiroli? cops say recruitment stopped, strength depleted

The commandos appealed to them to stop firing and surrender, but as the firing intensified, the commandos opened retaliatory fire, the SP said.

The Naxalites soon fled from the spot taking advantage of the forest cover. The commandos later found the body of a woman Naxalite in dark green uniform besides an 8 MM rifle and ammunition from the spot, he said.

The woman's identity was being ascertained, he said.

Further combing operation is underway in the area, the official added. 

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK