Bengali Hunt Desk: Four Naxalites, including two Naxalite women, were killed in an encounter with the army in the Naxal-affected Rajnandgaon area of Chhattisgarh. A police sub-inspector was also martyred. Durg area police superintendent Vivekananda Mishra said on Saturday that four Naxalites, including two women, were killed in an encounter in Manpur police station area of Rajnandgaon district on Saturday.
Madanbara police station in-charge and sub-inspector Shyam Kishore Sharma was martyred after the incident. Sinha said the army personnel were dispatched for an anti-Naxal operation on Friday after the start of Naxal activities in the area.
When the army team reached the forest of Pardauni village in Manpur police station area, the Naxals started firing on the army. Then the army also retaliated. Shyam Kishore Sharma, in-charge of the police station, was killed in the encounter. He said the Naxals fled after firing from both sides for a long time. Later, when the army searched the spot, the bodies of four Naxalites, including two female Naxalites, were found there. In addition to an AK-47, an SLR and two other tools were recovered.
One Police Sub Inspector (SI) lost his life and 4 naxals killed in an encounter near Pardhoni village under Manpur police station limits. Bodies of the 4 naxals, 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 SLR weapon and two .315 bore rifles recovered: GN Baghel, ASP Rajnandgaon #Chhattisgarh
– ANI (ANI) May 9, 2020
The police official said the body of the martyred sub-inspector was taken to the district headquarters in Rajnandgaon. He said operations were underway against Naxals in the area. Earlier, on July 12, 2009, nine policemen, including Superintendent of Police BK Choubey, were killed during an encounter in the area.