Reward-carrying Naxal killed in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Oct 11 (PTI) A Naxal carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district today, police said. The gunbattle took place near Chinari village forests when a group of 30 Maoists indiscriminately fired on a joint patrol team of the CRPF and state police, drawing retaliation from the security men, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Mayank Shrivastava told PTI. The exchange of fire lasted for around 30 minutes after which Negi Rawat, who carried a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, was found dead, he said. Rawat was facing over a dozen criminal cases, including murder and attempt to murder, in the district. Some weapons and Naxal literature were also recovered from the spot, police added.

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