A Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh for her capture, was killed in an encounter with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Monday, the police said.
Two country-made weapons and 2 Kg-improvised explosive device (IED) were recovered from the encounter site.
Dantewada Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Pallav said the body of the Maoist, identified as 24-year-old Vaiko Pekko, was recovered during an encounter that took place today morning at 6:30 am near Geedam police station.
“In an exchange of fire with Dantewada DRG today morning 0630 hours near gumalnar, PS geedam, a female maoist body has been recovered which has been identified as Vaiko Pekko aged 24, daughter of Guddi Pekko, resident of Pallewaya, PS Bhairamgarh PLGA platoon no 24 member and 2 lakh reward, said Mr Pallav.
2 kg IED, shoes, medicines, and other materials of daily use were recovered. Two country-made weapons were also recovered from the encounter site, said Mr Pallav.
Police teams are safe and returning from encounter site, he added.